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Legal advocates say the University System of Georgia's new sexual misconduct policy is not up to federal standards.

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The Board of Regents voted to approve an update to the policy yesterday. Lisa Anderson, with Atlanta Women for Equality, said she wishes she could have reviewed the final language.

"There is absolutely no doubt that this policy is illegal," Anderson said.

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Wednesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

David Goldman / Associated Press

Georgia lawmakers plan to consider dozens of bills on Wednesday, staring down a key deadline at the end of this week. Chamber rules require bills to pass at least one chamber by a certain point in the session. This year, the deadline falls on Friday.

There are ways to revive proposals past that deadline, but lawmakers make every effort to get their bills through the easy way.

Some of Tuesday's key developments and what's coming up on Wednesday:

Deadline Approaching

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When it comes to sexual assault claims on college campuses, there are many gray areas. Cases are often based on “he said, she said" testimony.

Monday, a Georgia House committee passed a bill that aims to establish fair processes on campus for both parties. Rep. Earl Ehrhart, R-Powder Springs, sponsored House Bill 51 because, he said, too many male college students in Georgia are wrongly accused of sexual assault.

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A controversial bill addressing sexual assault on college campuses cleared a key state House committee Wednesday. The Higher Education Appropriations Committee unanimously approved House Bill 51, which would require college officials to report sexual assaults and other crimes to law enforcement. Under the legislation, schools would not be allowed to conduct their own investigations.