By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf
The regulation directs how colleges should investigate and potentially punish campus sexual misconduct under Title IX, the federal law barring sex discrimination on campuses. It serves as a replacement for guidance the Obama administration issued in 2011, which is credited with giving greater national attention to the issue of campus sexual assault.
Shortly after a draft version of the rule was released in 2018, Title IX experts raised concerns that it might clash with existing state laws.
Source: California bill likely conflicts with new Title IX regulation | Education Dive