Audio: Controversial Title IX bill hung up in Missouri Senate

Title IX

A contentious bill has stalled in the Missouri Senate that would significantly change the way Missouri colleges and universities handle sexual assault and harassment complaints.

During a six-hour filibuster into Wednesday morning, Farmington Republican Gary Romine, says he wants to require an administrative commission to hear such cases, students involved could have an attorney and cross-examination would be allowed.



Jason Holsman of Kansas City wants to delay action until new federal Title Nine guidelines are released – to prevent the state’s universities from a double jeopardy factor.



Holsman urged the chamber to wait until new federal guidelines are released about protections against sexual discrimination in education programs.