Rob Astorino was in Onondaga County today to pitch his own plan to combat sexual assault on college campuses.

The Westchester County Executive and former gubernatorial candidate is pushing his own four-point plan, which he says builds on the governor’s current “Enough is Enough” campaign.

He says that while that plan has been effective at starting the discussion around sexual assault, it’s too little, too soon.

“It wasn’t well thought out,” Astorino said, “and I think this is something that we need to have a conversation before it’s rushed in to.”

Astorino has not signed on to the governor’s legislation.

The county executive is especially critical of the affirmative consent portion of the legislation, which would place a definition on what consent is, and looks like between two people engaged in sexual activity.

“The affirmative consent is just something that’s ludicrous,” Astorino said. “I don’t know what planet that would work on – certainly not Earth.”

Astorino’s plan would also require colleges to report knowledge of an alleged sexual assault to local police immediately, with or without the victim’s consent.

UPDATE: A spokeswoman from the Governor’s office responded to that part of his plan through a statement Thursday afternoon, saying:

“It’s unfortunate that Rob Astorino’s belated response to combating college sexual assault is to issue a proposal that violates federal law and runs counter to what virtually every other student and advocacy organization in New York has called for, showcasing what little thought he put into this very real issue.”

Another argument, which we saw this week in a piece from The Daily News, is the idea that the governor’s idea would set up what Astorino calls a “two-tiered system”. Students on college campuses would have one set of protections while individuals not in college would have another.

Because of these points, Astorino says he doesn’t think it should be done this year.

“If it doesn’t get done this year – and I don’t think it should, quite frankly, I think there needs to be more dialogue – then at least we’re in to the conversation.”

And it may very well not get done this year. Neither chamber has taken up the legislation with only ten days left in the legislative session.

Deborah Glick, chair of the Assembly’s Higher Education committee, says the hold-up is over the bill’s language.

“I think a lot of it is in the definitions,” Glick said last week. “Obviously we’ve heard from some of the sexual assault/rape crisis community not everybody necessarily wants to proceed with a criminal case and we certainly don’t want young people having to live and repeat their story many, many times. So, those are some of the concerns.”

The governor unveiled the legislation earlier this year as an effort to reduce sexual assault cases on college campuses.