senate Bill S2405

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

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  • 17 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 16 / Apr / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.321
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 22 / Apr / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 29 / Apr / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 29 / Apr / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 29 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 11 / Feb / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.170
  • 26 / Feb / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 27 / Feb / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 03 / Mar / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 03 / Mar / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 03 / Mar / 2014
    • 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:
A2612
Versions:
S2405
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง213-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: A2135, S1940, A2135
2009-2010: A3385, A9564, S2730, A3385, A9564
2007-2008: A3003, A3003

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BILL NUMBER:S2405

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; 2011-12
S.1940.

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. 2405                                                  A. 2612

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

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

                            January 17, 2013
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sens. LAVALLE, LARKIN, STAVISKY -- 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, HOOPER,
  GALEF, ZEBROWSKI, MILLMAN -- Multi-Sponsored by  --  M.  of  A.  COOK,
  LIFTON,  MAISEL,  MARKEY -- 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.
                                                           LBD03786-01-3

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