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Negotiated Rulemaking 2013-2014
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)


|Federal Register Notices | Meeting Information | Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3 | Outreach Activities |

This Web page contains information about our rulemaking efforts on VAWA. For more information about our negotiated rulemaking efforts in 2012-2014, including related Federal Register notices and transcripts from our public hearings, please see our general information page. For more information about negotiated rulemaking in general, please see our question and answer page.

FEDERAL REGISTER NOTICES

On June 20, 2014, the Department published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register to implement the changes made to the Clery Act by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013.

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COMMITTEE MEETINGS INFORMATION

Committee Members

List of negotiators: download files MS Word (49K) | PDF (216K)

Meeting Schedule

Session 1: January 13-14, 2014
Session 2: February 24-25, 2014
Session 3: March 31-April 1, 2014

Sessions ran from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The meetings were held at the U.S. Department of Education at: 1990 K Street, N.W., Eighth Floor Conference Center, Washington, DC 20006.

The meetings were open to the public.

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Session 1 Materials

Materials that the Department provided to the negotiating committee prior to Session 1:

Materials provided by the Department to the negotiating committee at Session 1:

  • The Department’s opening remarks provided by Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Postsecondary Education Brenda Dann–Messier, January 13, 2014 download files MS Word (30K) | PDF (342K)
  • Review of Title IX presentation download files MS PowerPoint (1.55MB) | PDF (458K)

Materials provided by non-Federal negotiators to the negotiating committee at Session 1:

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Session 2 Materials

Materials that the Department provided to the negotiating committee prior to Session 2:

  • Draft agenda download files MS Word (26K) | PDF (205K)
  • Protocols download files MS Word (36K) | PDF (75K)
  • Draft Session 1 meeting summary download files MS Word (59K) | PDF (141K)
  • Draft regulation in red-line download files MS Word (124K) | PDF (163K)
  • Draft regulation - clean version download files MS Word (94K) | PDF (286K)
  • Sample reporting screens for new VAWA crimes download files PDF (178K)
  • Statute to draft regulation crosswalk download files MS Word (86K) | PDF (397K)
  • Subcommittee documents:
    • Stalking subcommittee recommendations
      download files MS Word (24K) | PDF (229K)
    • Stalking subcommittee Meeting 1 notes
      download files MS Word (37K) | PDF (364K)
    • Stalking subcommittee Meeting 2 notes
      download files MS Word (29K) | PDF (261K)
    • Stalking subcommittee sample scenario
      download files MS Word (27K) | PDF (215K)
    • Prevention/training subcommittee recommendations
      download files MS Word (28K) | PDF (192K)
    • Prevention/training subcommittee Meeting 1 notes
      download files MS Word (33K) | PDF (275K)
    • Prevention/training subcommittee training chart
      download files MS Excel (285K)
    • Prevention/training subcommittee training annual training document download files MS Word (34K) | PDF (213K)

Materials provided by the Department to the negotiating committee at Session 2:

  • The Department's opening remarks provided by Acting Under Secretary Jamienne S. Studley, February 24, 2014 download files MS Word (31K) | PDF (283K)

Materials provided by non-Federal negotiators to the negotiating committee at Session 2:

  • E-mail from Mike Debowes, submitted by Dennis Gregory
    download files MS Word (25K) | PDF (191K)
  • Document on Learning Objectives for the Training Requirements, Submitted by Rick Amweg download files MS Word (38K) | PDF (179K)
  • National Survey of Sanctioning Practices for Student Sexual Misconduct at Institutions of Higher Education, submitted by Dennis Gregory
    download files PDF (398K)
  • 2010 State Law Report Cards: A National Survey of Teen Dating Violence, submitted by Fatima Goss Graves [PDF]
  • Wall Street Journal article entitled Making Campuses Safer for Women, submitted by Nancy Chi Cantalupo download files MS Word (28K) | PDF (168K)
  • Counting Crimes Example 2, submitted by Dana Scaduto download files PDF (61K)

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Session 3 Materials

Materials that the Department provided to the negotiating committee prior to Session 3:

  • Draft agenda download files MS Word (25K) | PDF (147K)
  • Draft Session 2 meeting summary download files MS Word (38K) | PDF (46K)
  • Draft regulation - tracked changes download files MS Word (148K) | PDF (133K)
  • Draft regulation - clean version download files MS Word (85K) | PDF (100K)

Materials provided by the Department to the negotiating committee at Session 3:

  • Post-lunch draft for discussion on April 1 download files MS Word (168K) | PDF (498K)

Final Consensus-Based Language

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Outreach Activities

In advance of the first negotiation session, the Department held three conference calls with institutional administrators, campus public safety officials, and advocacy groups in order to learn more about their concerns regarding the implementation of the changes that the VAWA made to the Clery Act. Generally, we reached out to individuals and groups that: provided comments and testimony during our public comment period and public hearings in spring 2013; submitted nominations for or were nominated to serve as negotiators on the committee; we have worked with in the past on regulations implementing the Clery Act; and were recommended by our interagency colleagues from the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Health and Human Services. These calls were not part of the formal negotiated rulemaking sessions, but instead provided an informal opportunity for the Department to listen to stakeholders’ concerns and to learn more about the issues involved.

December 11, 2013
Conference Call with Institutional Administrators

Meeting Summary
Participants in the outreach call

December 12, 2013
Conference Call with Campus Public Safety Officials

Meeting Summary
Participants in the outreach call

December 17, 2013
Conference Call with Campus Safety Advocates

Meeting Summary
Participants in the outreach call

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