• JP Fights Sexual Assault

    Sen. Morrell is leading the crusade to protect victims, ensure accountability, and prepare law enforcement officers to handle sexual assault cases.

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State Senate backs bill requiring sexual assault awareness training for campus police

By Rebecca Catalanello, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Louisiana senators on Tuesday (April 21) unanimously approved legislation that would establish required training for campus police and other law enforcement officers. Senate Bill 37, sponsored by Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, requires full-time college and university law enforcement officers to undergo sexual assault awareness training in order …

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Lawmaker proposes constitutional amendment to help ease budget gap

By Gina Swanson, WDSU With the exception of higher education and health care, most state agencies have funding that’s protected by the state constitution. State Sen. J.P. Morrell is looking to change that. He introduced SB 196, which would “repeal certain constitutionally dedicated and protected allocations and funds.” He believes the amendment would free up …

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A legislative strategy for getting tougher on campus rapes: Editorial

By The Editorial Board, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune A comprehensive package of bills from a half dozen legislators would strengthen Louisiana laws governing sexual assaults, particularly on college campuses, and provide badly needed training in handling these cases. Details of the legislation were released Monday after an almost year-long effort to understand the scope of …

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Morrell Outlines Sexual Assault Legislative Package

Bills Address General Law Enforcement Sexual Assault Policies and Sexual Assaults on College Campuses District 3 State Senator JP Morrell (D-New Orleans) is leading the effort this session to eradicate sexual assault on college campuses and reform general law enforcement sexual assault policies. The legislative package addresses uniform policies, climate surveys, law enforcement training, reporting, …

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