A bill that would require college campuses in California to report certain violent crimes to local law enforcement, unless the victim requests anonymity, was approved with a 74-0 vote on Wednesday.

The legislation, introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake), came about after several colleges were accused of covering up on-campus sexual assaults because of concerns that higher crime stats would influence prospective students to apply elsewhere.

-- Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com

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