By: Watson S.R. No. 931
         BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the State of Texas, 85th
  Legislature, Regular Session, 2017, That Senate Rule 12.03 be
  suspended in part as provided by Senate Rule 12.08 to enable the
  conference committee appointed to resolve the differences on
  Senate Bill 968 (a sexual assault policy at certain public and
  private institutions of higher education and to requiring those
  institutions to provide students and employees an option to
  electronically report certain offenses to the institution) to
  consider and take action on the following matter:
         Senate Rule 12.03(4) is suspended to permit the committee
  to add text on a matter which is not included in either the house
  or senate version of the bill in SECTION 1 of the bill, in amended
  Section 51.9363, Education Code, to read as follows:
         Sec. 51.9363.  [CAMPUS] SEXUAL ASSAULT POLICY. (a)  In
  this section, "postsecondary educational institution" means an
  ["]institution of higher education or a private or independent
  institution of higher education, as those terms are defined[" has
  the meaning assigned] by Section 61.003.
         (b)  Each postsecondary educational institution [of
  higher education] shall adopt a policy on [campus] sexual assault
  applicable to each student enrolled at and each employee of the
  institution.  The policy must:
               (1)  include:
                     (A)  definitions of prohibited behavior;
                     (B)  sanctions for violations; and
                     (C)  the protocol for reporting and responding
  to reports of [campus] sexual assault; and
               (2)  be approved by the institution's governing board
  before final adoption by the institution.
         (c)  Each postsecondary educational institution [of
  higher education] shall make the institution's [campus] sexual
  assault policy available to students, faculty, and staff members
               (1)  including the policy in the institution's
  student handbook and personnel handbook; and
               (2)  creating and maintaining a web page on the
  institution's Internet website dedicated solely to the policy.
         (d)  Each postsecondary educational institution [of
  higher education] shall require each entering freshman or
  undergraduate transfer student to attend an orientation on the
  institution's [campus] sexual assault policy before or during
  the first semester or term in which the student is enrolled at the
  institution.  The institution shall establish the format and
  content of the orientation.
         Explanation: This addition is necessary to expand to
  private or independent institutions of higher education the
  requirements regarding a sexual assault policy and to require the
  policy to encompass all incidents of sexual assault, regardless
  of whether those incidents occur on or off campus.
        President of the Senate
         I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on May 28, 2017, by the
  following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
        Secretary of the Senate