House to vote on bill requiring sexual assaults involving athletes are reported to police
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The U.S. House of Representatives will discuss a bill Monday that would require allegations of sexual assaults involving athletes to be reported to police.
This follows the sentencing of disgraced Team USA and Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar. He was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison after abusing more than 150 women for decades during what he called "treatments."
The bill being taken up in the House would create an organization within the U.S. Olympic Committee to receive and handle the reports of possible abuse. From there, they would make sure the reports make it to law enforcement or are handled internally. There would be a 24-hour time limit on contacting authorities.
The House already passed a similar measure back in May, and the Senate did as well. Monday's vote comes after there were some changes to the original language of the bill that require approval.