Saying she just wanted to give all state colleges the same treatment, a Santa Barbara Democrat introduced a bill to let community colleges punish students for off-campus sexual assaults.
University of California and California State University campuses already have “extended jurisdictions” in place, according to state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson:
Senate Bill 186 will allow community college districts to use their disciplinary process to expel or suspend students for sexual assault and sexual battery. …
“I have heard from community college leaders that this is a tool they would like to have in place so they can keep their students and communities safe. This is particularly important in a place such as Isla Vista, where we have UC students and community colleges students living next to each other, but being held to different standards, “ said Jackson.
That Isla Vista reference apparently alludes to the shooting and stabbing spree by community college student Elliot Rodger last spring. Rodger said in a YouTube he had planned a “day of retribution” because women didn’t find him attractive.
Jackson said the bill would “complement but not supersede the criminal justice process.”
College Fix readers may recognize Jackson’s name – she cosponsored the state’s pioneering “yes means yes” affirmative consent measure with Sen. Kevin de Leon, which became law last fall.
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