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Concerning higher education records (Wellman, Hasegawa, Rolfes)

Requires the registrar of a private college or university that participates in the state need grant program and an institution of higher education or other employee, office, or department of the institution responsible for maintaining student academic records, to include a prominent notation on the academic transcript of a student who has been suspended for, has been permanently dismissed for, or withdraws from the institution while under investigation for, an offense involving sexual violence, stating that the student was suspended, dismissed, or withdrawn from the institution while under investigation for an offense involving sexual violence. Exempts the following from public inspection and copying under the public records act: Survivor communications with, and survivor records maintained by, campus-affiliated advocates.

SUBSTITUTE COMPARED TO ORIGINAL BILL: Substitute bill removes the section requiring a prominent transcript notation for any student who was suspended, dismissed, or withdrawn from the institution while under investigation for an offense involving sexual violence.

Hearing Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 -- 8:00 am

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5764&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)