Bill linked to Nassar scandal could mean less money for Michigan universities
Posted: 9:56 AM, Apr 13, 2018
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<p>LANSING, MI - JANUARY 17: Larry Nassar listens to victim impact statements during his sentencing hearing after being accused of molesting more than 100 girls while he was a physician for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University where he had his sports-medicine practice on January 17, 2018 in Lansing, Michigan. Nassar has pleaded guilty in Ingham County, Michigan, to sexually assaulting seven girls, but the judge is allowing all his accusers to speak. Nassar is currently serving a 60-year sentence in federal prison for possession of child pornography. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)</p>
A new bill linked to the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal could mean less money for Michigan universities.
On Thursday, a state House panel approved cutting 10 percent of funding from schools that don't comply with new proposed requirements.
Under the new rules, schools can no longer use in-house medical experts for certain investigations into sex abuse.
On Wednesday, a state committee voted to require the governing board of each university to receive notice of any possible sexual misconduct on campus.
Lawmakers now have to work out the differences between the bills.
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