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Campus Sexual Assault Rollout Expected In Lansing Today

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A bipartisan group of state lawmakers will roll out bills today designed to combat sexual misconduct on college campuses.  It’s part of the Legislature’s initial response to issues at Michigan State University.

The measures would require coaches and trainers to report suspicions of abuse.  They would also ban the governmental immunity defense Michigan State Universityhas tried to use to fend off sexual assault lawsuits filed by victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar

Senator Margaret O’Brien says people feel let down by institutions they trusted.

“We want to make that we are doing everything in our power to let people know that we take this seriously, and we will not allow for our children to be victimized.”

Survivors of Nassar’s abuse will be part of the rollout.  O’Brien says she hopes bills will be sent to Governor Rick Snyder this spring.

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— Rick Pluta is the Managing Editor and Reporter for the Michigan Public Radio network.  Contact WEMU News at734.487.3363 or email us at studio@wemu.org

Rick Pluta is the managing editor for the Michigan Public Radio Network.
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