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S.2164: Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about education
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Sponsor Patty Murray, D-Wash.
Total Cosponsors 8 (All Democrats)
Introduced March 27, 2014
Latest Major Action March 27, 2014
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Bill Summary

Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2014 - Amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require each institution of higher education (IHE) participating in a title IV program (except a foreign school) to include in its annual security report a statement of policy regarding harassment that includes: (1) a prohibition of harassment of students by other students, faculty, and staff; (2) a description of its programs to prevent harassment; (3) a description of the procedures that students should follow if harassment occurs; and (4) a description of the procedures it will follow once an incident of harassment has been reported.

Defines "harassment" to include certain conduct undertaken through technological means that limits a student's ability to benefit from the IHE's programs, or creates a hostile or abusive educational environment at the school.

Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award competitive gran...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 27, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.