TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Unless New Jersey colleges and universities implement a yes-means-yes policy governing sexual conduct they could lose certain state funds under a bill being considered by lawmakers.
The state Senate Higher Education Committee is scheduled to review the legislation on Monday.
The proposal makes New Jersey among the latest states moving to require college campuses to define when "yes means yes" in an effort to stem the tide of sexual assaults.
The bill would withhold state funds from colleges and universities for certain programs unless they adopt a so-called affirmative consent standard You think the attractive woman at the party.
Some critics of the policy change say it could be unfair to victims who have protections under Title IX, the law dealing with sexual discrimination.