New legislation has passed that would require all colleges to notify law enforcement within 24 hours of a violent felony or missing student who lives on campus or college owned housing.

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi sponsored the legislation and says he feels it is important to produce laws that help academic institutions combat on-campus sexual assault.

The Campus Safety act of 1999 required colleges to have a plan in place to investigate violent felonies and missing persons, but did not require them to report the incidences to local law enforcement.

The bill updates the Act by mandating that colleges take no longer than 24 hours to report violent felonies or missing students.