H.R.2747 - Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] (Introduced 05/15/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Education and Labor|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/15/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2747 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/15/2019)
Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2019
This bill addresses harassment at institutions of higher education (IHEs). Harassment includes 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.
Specifically, the bill requires each IHE to include in its annual security report a statement of policy regarding harassment on the basis of a student's actual or perceived race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth, a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth, and a sex stereotype), disability, or religion.
In addition, the Department of Education may award grants to IHEs to initiate, expand, or improve programs to (1) prevent the harassment of students; (2) provide counseling or redress services to students who have been harassed or accused of subjecting other students to harassment; or (3) educate and train students, faculty, or staff to prevent harassment or address harassment if it occurs.