"Enough is Enough" Bill to Combat Campus Sex Abuse Passes
With the legislative session winding down this week, leaders in Albany are passing an number of items, and Tuesday leaders passed the "Enough is Enough" Bill to combat sexual assault on campus.
The law will establish a statewide definition of affirmative consent, defining consent as a knowing, voluntary, and mutual decision among all participants to engage in sexual activity. It will also create an amnesty policy, to ensure that students reporting incidents are granted immunity for certain violations, such as drug and alcohol use.
It will also establish a Students’ Bill of Rights, which campuses will be required to distribute to all students to inform sexual violence victims of their legal rights and how they may access appropriate resources.