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Affirmative Consent laws and policies are making their way through the states. We are tracking the "Yes Means Yes" movement through the world. Below the jump is a listing of state by state campus and legislative policy with links to laws and pending policy/legislation.

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Affirmative Consent is making it's way through the Senate.

Bill Text: The Campus Accountability and Safety Act

  'A Senate committee explored possible responses to sexual assault in college Wednesday during a hearing that suggested there is bipartisan momentum for legislation to address what has emerged as a key issue on many campuses.' - Washington Post More Here

Co-Sponsors (The list is growing very fast):

Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV]*  | Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]*  | Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]*  | Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]*  | Sen. Ayotte, Kelly [R-NH]*  | Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA]*  | Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL]*  | Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI]*  | Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]*  | Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI]*  | Sen. Blunt, Roy [R-MO]*  | Sen. Boxer, Barbara [D-CA]*  | Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI]*  | Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]*  | Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH]*  | Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT]  | Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY]  | Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]  | Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]  | Sen. Kirk, Mark Steven [R-IL]  | Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA]  | Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]  | Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI]  | Sen. Murphy, Christopher S. [D-CT]  | Sen. Graham, Lindsey [R-SC]  | Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE]  | Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ]  | Sen. Vitter, David [R-LA]  | Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]  | Sen. Sullivan, Dan [R-AK]  | Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]  | Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]  | Sen. Franken, Al [D-MN]  | Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT]  | Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO]  | Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM] Sen. Mikulski, Barbara A. [D-MD]

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12.9.15: #ESSA Passes (Every Student Succeeds Act):

Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act this morning (12.9). An early education bill which has key bipartisan legislation to help protect kids from sexual abuse by funding ‪#‎ErinsLaw‬ sexual abuse prevention education. (Sponsors: Gillibrand, Heller, Feinstein)

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Full#ESSA / #Erin's Law Post Here

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Running list of State by State Laws (updated as new legislation is introduced and/or passed):

Alabama
Alaska  2.14.16: Report on the Alaska Legislature Join Judiciary Committee Meeting, Re: Campus Sexual Assault (Article from News-Miner.com: UAF, legislators: Focus on survivor support, not perpetrator protection)
Arizona 1.21.15: House Bill 2474 - proposed by Democratic Representative Juan Mendez
Arkansas
California  10.1.15: Governor Brown sign High School Affirmative Consent Bill (DeLeon) SB 695 ; AB 967 (Williams) Mandatory Minimum Suspensions / 3.26.15: SB 186 - Community  Colleges (Williams, Jackson) Passes Senate Committee Sponsored by Senator DeLeon / Signed by Gov. Jerry Brown / 9.24.14: Governor Brown signed first statewide Affirmative Consent Law (SB967)
Colorado 1.29.15 - CU-Boulder Students Push for Statewide Affirmative Consent Policy
Connecticut Update: (6.1.16)  H.B. No. 5376: Signed by the Governor.

AN ACT CONCERNING AFFIRMATIVE CONSENT AND CONSENT FOR THE CARE AND TREATMENT OF COLLEGE STUDENTS WHO ARE THE VICTIM OF SEXUAL ASSAULT.

Delaware HB1 - (6.30.15) This bill will require responsible employees of institutions of higher educations to report incidents of sexual assault perpetrated by or against a student to the law enforcement authorities or public safety officials serving the institution of the alleged assault within 24 hours. Sponsors: K. Williams & Rep. Mitchell & Rep. Longhurst & Sen. Peterson
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii HB 1249: The legislature finds that the University of Hawaii must provide consistency across its several campuses in how it investigates and responds to reports of campus violence, particularly, sexual assault. (2.11.16)
Idaho
Illinois
H.B.821 (Signed 8.21.15) - Includes Affirmative Consent Standard
Indiana  House Bill 1105: Ensures victims of sexual assault on college campuses can file a confidential report of the incident. As it stands, anything currently told to a victims' advocate becomes part of public record. (No Affirmative Consent Standard) 3.8.16: Enrolled to Governor
Iowa  3.24.15: House File 390 - Introduced | Senate File 79 - Introduced
Kansas  2.15.15: HB 2266 - Requiring postsecondary education institutions to adopt a policy on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. (Sponsor: Appropriations)
Kentucky
Louisiana 6.23.15: Gov. Jindall Signed the following bills into law: HB 835 (Rep. Helena Moreno), SB 255 , (Sen. JP Morell) and SB 37 (Rep. Helena Moreno) These bills require training for police/campus officers on sexual assault, and allow examining coroner and officers to take charge of campus sexual assault cases and follow up. All bills call for sexual awareness training.
Maine 11.18.2014: The University of Maine Board of Trustees approved a new policy aimed at reducing cases of on-campus sexual assault.
Maryland UPDATE: 4.4.16: Bill will not be put to a vote this year.

2016: Reintroduced as HB 1142 |  2015:  HB 0667 (Del. Aruna Miller) | HB 839 (Del. Marice Morales)

Massachusetts H.1041: “An Act concerning sexual violence on higher education campuses.” (Sponsors: Farley-Bouvier / Donahue)
Michigan  9.15.15: HB 4903 / SB 0512 Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D-Meridian Twp.) and Rep. Tom Cochran (D-Mason) introduce a bill to teach Affirmative Consent in High School.
Minnesota 7.1.15: University of Minnesota publishes Affirmative Consent Policy | 5.22.15: SB5 - A campus assault protection bill  was passed by the MN Legislature and signed by the Gov. | 3.10.15 HF1689 - An 'Affirmative Consent Standard' bill introduced by Rep. Erin Murphy (waiting for committee hearings)
Mississippi
Missouri SB 262: Introduced on January 6 2016 Sponsors: Senator Jamilah Nasheed
Montana  3.10.16: Draft Bill Introduced to update the definition of “consent” in cases of sexual assault. Current law defines the term ‘without consent’ but leaves the word ‘consent’ mostly undefined.
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire Pending - Rep. Cushing Filed Draft Bill
New Jersey S2478 Requires institutions of higher education to adopt affirmative consent standard and other policies regarding sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.   (Beach)
/ A3947 Requires institutions of higher education to adopt affirmative consent standard and other policies regarding sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. (Garcia, Wimberly, Vainieri Huttle, Sumter)
New Mexico
New York 7.7.15 Governor Cuomo Signs Affirmative Consent into Law. INT. 517 : NY City Council Bill in Committee Hearings (2.4.15)
North Carolina  3.26.15: SB 475 (Senators McKissick and Tarte) | SB 505 (J.Jackson, Krawiec, Randleman) "Revoked Consent for Intercourse"
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania  12.11.14: Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown says she's inviting the presidents of the city's colleges and universities to a hearing before the council's education committee. More Here...
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee  1.26.15: 400 Officials from 76 Colleges meet in Nashville in effort to fight sex assaults
Texas
Utah  1.9.15: HB74 Rep. Angela Romero - Consent Definition for Sexual Offense
US Virgin Islands  6.9.15: US Virgin Island Universities approve Affirmative Consent Standards
Vermont
Virginia HB 659: Sexual Violence Education Bill signed by Governor (3.11.16) . Any high school family life education curriculum offered by a local school division shall incorporate age-appropriate elements of effective and evidence-based programs on the prevention of dating violence, domestic abuse, sexual harassment, and sexual violence. (Taught at least once in middle school and at least twice in high school)
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming