Bills to address campus sexual misconduct hit roadblock

Mar 13, 2018

Larry Nassar
Credit mlive

Bills to address campus sexual misconduct have stalled in the state Senate.

   Lawmakers have questions about details of the legislation.

Some Republicans have questions about whether it’s constitutional to extend the time period for filing sexual misconduct lawsuits, and the effects of making it harder for schools and universities to use governmental immunity to fend off lawsuits.

   Senate Republican press secretary Amber McCann says lawmakers are immersing themselves in complex legal issues. 

“While everyone in this chamber is a legislator, they’re not necessarily a lawyer, or not necessarily well versed on criminal law.”

Public universities, the Catholic Church, and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce are among the groups that have asked the Senate to take more time on the bills.