February 27, 2015 7:00 pm -

[su_thin_right_skyscraper_ad]Scott Walker’s budget drops the requirement to report college rape statistics to new students and to the Justice Department.

The budget, unveiled earlier this month, removes a requirement that directs “each institution and college campus to incorporate oral and written or electronic information on sexual assault in its orientation program for newly entering students and to supply all students enrolled in the institution or college campus with the same information in either printed or electronic form.”

It also deletes the requirement that any university employee who witnesses a sexual assault must report that assault to the dean of students, the requirement that each school report sexual assault statistics annually to the DOJ, and the requirement compelling the DOJ to include those statistics in crime reports.

Walker’s two-year spending plan does not appear to replace the rape reporting requirements with anything, and it’s out of step with federal law. Colleges are currently required to incorporate prevention programs and information about sexual assault reporting options in orientation per the Violence Against Women Act, and they are required to report their sexual assault statistics annually to the DOJ.

A spokesman for Walker said The University of Wisconsin system requested the deletion of provisions of “duplicative reporting requirements,” since the federal government already requires reporting.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

17 responses to Scott Walker Budget Deletes College Rape Reporting Requirements

  1. Suzanne McFly February 27th, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    What is the purpose and how does it benefit the budget?

  2. edmeyer_able February 27th, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Is this how he would deal with daesh if they attacked the Mall of America? Just not report it to the press?

    • Hirightnow February 27th, 2015 at 9:34 pm

      It would be downplayed at the very least, if not outright attributed to Obama;s policies.

  3. liberalMD February 27th, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    Hmmmmm……one must wonder if he’s trying to clean up his own record. I think a little investigative reporting is in order.

  4. Chinese Democracy February 27th, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    If ISIS cut off Walkers’s head, it wouldn’t be a beheading it would be a circumcision

    • whatthe46 February 28th, 2015 at 12:06 am

      i had a mouth full of chocolate chip cookie when i read that, do you know how painful it is laughing while choking on dry cookies…. that was halirious.

  5. rg9rts February 28th, 2015 at 6:24 am

    What war on women?????

  6. Red Eye Robot February 28th, 2015 at 11:02 am

    More False Narrative, (lies) Univ of Wisconsin ASKED walker to remove the REDUNDANT requirement because THEY ALREADY REPORT TO THE FEDERAL GOVT

  7. Red Eye Robot February 28th, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Alan Dangled pogey bait in front of you and you took it! You are being played

  8. labman57 February 28th, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Walker to the young women of Wisconsin:
    “Boys will be boys, sh*t happens … so get over it.”

    • Red Eye Robot February 28th, 2015 at 11:49 am

      Actually, the University asked the governor to delete the redundant reporting requirement, Thank you for playing “I fell for a huge Lie”

  9. William February 28th, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    This is the same guy who compared working people to Isis terrorists right?

  10. Red Eye Robot February 28th, 2015 at 3:56 pm


  11. Red Eye Robot February 28th, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    [Editor’s Note: After Jezebel ran this item yesterday, a spokesman for the University of Wisconsin came forward—over two weeks after the budget was released—to clarify: the University requested that Gov. Walker delete the requirements because efforts were redundant with their compliance of the Clery Act. Scott Walker’s camp assures that he’s committed to protecting victims. We reported this piece without full context, and while this piece conveys factual information, omission of that context for that information presents an unfair and misleading picture. We regret the error and apologize.]

    • tracey marie February 28th, 2015 at 6:02 pm

      scott lies and your project