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Hochul To Tout New Law Cracking Down On Campus Rape

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul
Karen DeWitt/New York Now

New York's lieutenant governor is continuing a push to inform college students about the state's new "yes means yes" law designed to combat campus sexual violence.

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul tells The Associated Press that she plans to meet with students and faculty during a visit Monday to Pace University in New York City.

New York this year became the second state after California to mandate campus policies requiring clear, affirmative consent before sexual activity. The law also boosts training for law enforcement, gives witnesses who report assaults amnesty from alcohol violations and creates a Bill of Rights for victims.

Hochul says it's vital that students know about their responsibilities and rights under the new law. She says she expects to visit "scores" of campuses as part of the effort.

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