- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A new bipartisan package of bills being introduced in the Michigan Legislature aims to support survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

The package announced Tuesday would address a range of issues survivors may face.

It would let survivors apply for unemployment benefits if they must leave their job to protect their safety. It also would prohibit a landlord or real estate agent from discriminating against survivors.

It would also urge state colleges and universities to update their policies and procedures dealing with sexual assault on campus.

The University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Grand Valley State University are currently under federal investigation for their handling of sexual violence reports.


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