Following up on our prior coverage of this rulemaking session, late last week, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced the negotiators for the rulemaking session seeking to “prepare proposed regulations to address the changes to the campus safety and security reporting requirements in the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, made by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA).” The negotiations sessions, which start on January 13-14, 2014 (and continue on February 24-25, and then end on March 31-April 1), run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be held at the Department’s office at 1990 K Street, N.W., Eighth Floor Conference Center, Washington, DC 20006. Gail McLarnon was named the Department’s negotiator.
Additional information, including the original Federal Register Notice, can be found on the Department’s VAWA Negotiated Rulemaking web site. This will be an interesting session and will attempt top answer a number of difficult questions. My presentation on the changes required by VAWA tries to highlight a few of the more thorny topics.