Bill Ensuring Sexual Assault Reporting in State Military Clears House Committee
Legislation intended to ensure victims can report sexual assaults and other crimes involving state military personnel remains alive following a legislative panel's vote. The House Veterans Affairs Committee approved the measure unanimously on Thursday. Under the bill, state military forces would be required to file an annual report with the governor and the Legislature detailing sexual abuse allegations within the forces. It would also make it illegal for a commander to interfere in the reporting process. The legislation has already passed in the Senate. It's now eligible for House floor debate.