|Posted:||May 9, 2017 09:47 AM|
|From:||Representative Stephen Kinsey|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Academic Fraud (Re-Introduction)|
|In the near future, I intend to re-introduce legislation – former House Bill 1244 of the 2015-2016 Legislative Session – that would create and define the offense of academic fraud.
Specifically, my proposal states that a person would commit academic fraud if he, with the intent to defraud or with knowledge that he is facilitating a fraud to be perpetrated by another person, helps a student (or attempts to help him) obtain a credit, grade, test score or degree which was not earned. A person would also commit academic fraud if he would give or change an academic credit, grade, or test score in exchange for a good, service, thing of value, or money. Under these circumstances, academic fraud would be graded a third-degree felony.
If the fraud involves a student athlete, the offense is a second-degree felony if the perpetrator:
More recently, in July 2016, the NCAA placed Georgia Southern University on probation for two years following a case in which two former staff members operated email accounts and completed assignments on behalf of three football players.
Please join me in sponsoring this important legislation and ensuring the integrity of higher education in Pennsylvania.
Introduced as HB1733