senate Bill S1940

Relates to the unlawful sale of dissertations, theses and term papers

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  • 14 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 14 / Feb / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.93
  • 15 / Feb / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 28 / Feb / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 02 / Mar / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 02 / Mar / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 02 / Mar / 2011
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 05 / Jun / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1088
  • 06 / Jun / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 11 / Jun / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION

Summary

Prohibits the sale of academic dissertations, theses and term papers whether written or provided through electronic media.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2135
Versions:
S1940
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง213-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S2730, A3385, A9564
2007-2008: A3003

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BILL NUMBER:S1940

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to the unlawful sale of
dissertations, theses and term papers

PURPOSE:
To extend the current prohibition against the sale of dissertations
and term papers to papers provided through electronic media such as
the Internet.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Amends Section 213b of the Education Law to add the phrase "either
written or provided through electronic media" to prohibition against
the sale or purchase of dissertations, theses, term papers, essays,
reports or other educational assignments.

EXISTING LAW:
Extends the prohibition against the sale or purchase of term papers
and these to documents provided for sale or purchase through
electronic media such as the Internet. Students would still be able
to access research information through this media but sale or
purchase of a term paper, theses or dissertation would constitute a
violation punishable, as in current law, by a fine of up to $1,000.

JUSTIFICATION:
Current new York State law bans the sale or purchase of dissertations
and term papers but does not specifically indicate that papers
obtained over the Internet or other electronic media would also be
covered under the ban. This legislation would remove this ambiguity
and would assure that students or others providing such unlawful
assistance would eligible for prosecution.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
1998 S.6358; 1999-00 S.1971; 2002 S.2353; 2003-04 S.298; 2005-06
S.1148; 2007-08 S.1527; 2009 S.2730

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

    S. 1940                                                  A. 2135

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            January 14, 2011
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by  Sens.  LAVALLE, LARKIN -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Higher Education

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. SCHIMMINGER, JAFFEE, CASTRO, HOOP-
  ER,  MENG, GALEF, ZEBROWSKI, MILLMAN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
  COOK, LIFTON, MAISEL, MARKEY, MAYERSOHN, PHEFFER, REILLY -- read  once
  and referred to the Committee on Higher Education

AN  ACT  to amend the education law, in relation to the unlawful sale of
  dissertations, theses and term papers

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of section 213-b of the education law, as
added by chapter 307 of the laws of 1981, is amended to read as follows:
  1. No person shall, for financial consideration,  or  the  promise  of
financial   consideration,  prepare,  offer  to  prepare,  cause  to  be
prepared, sell or offer for sale to any person  any  [written]  material
EITHER  WRITTEN  OR  PROVIDED  THROUGH ELECTRONIC MEDIA which the seller
knows, is informed or has reason to believe is intended  for  submission
as  a dissertation, thesis, term paper, essay, report or other [written]
assignment by a student in a university,  college,  academy,  school  or
other  educational institution to such institution or to a course, semi-
nar or degree program held by such institution.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06731-01-1

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