senate Bill S1987B

Signed By Governor
2009-2010 Legislative Session

Enacts the "dignity for all students act" to prevent harassment and discrimination

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 13, 2010 approval memo.22
signed chap.482
Sep 07, 2010 delivered to governor
Jun 22, 2010 returned to assembly
passed senate
motion to amend lost
3rd reading cal.1070
substituted for s1987b
Jun 22, 2010 substituted by a3661c
ordered to third reading cal.1070
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 18, 2010 reported and committed to finance
Apr 30, 2010 notice of committee consideration - requested
Mar 11, 2010 print number 1987b
amend and recommit to education
Jan 06, 2010 referred to education
Mar 16, 2009 print number 1987a
amend and recommit to education
Feb 10, 2009 referred to education

Votes

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Jun 22, 2010 - Rules committee Vote

S1987B
14
4
committee
14
Aye
4
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 18, 2010 - Education committee Vote

S1987B
9
3
committee
9
Aye
3
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
2
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Education Committee Vote: May 18, 2010

absent (2)
excused (1)

Bill Amendments

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B (Active)
Original
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B (Active)

S1987 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3661C
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 2 §§10 - 18, amd §§801-a & 2801, Ed L

S1987 - Summary

Enacts the "Dignity For All Students Act"; authorizes the commissioner of education to establish policies and procedures affording all students in public schools an environment free of harassment and discrimination; requires reporting harassment and discrimination to such commission; makes exemptions.

S1987 - Sponsor Memo

S1987 - Bill Text download pdf

The Bill text is not available.

S1987A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3661C
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 2 §§10 - 18, amd §§801-a & 2801, Ed L

S1987A - Summary

Enacts the "Dignity For All Students Act"; authorizes the commissioner of education to establish policies and procedures affording all students in public schools an environment free of harassment and discrimination; requires reporting harassment and discrimination to such commission; makes exemptions.

S1987A - Sponsor Memo

S1987A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1987--A

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 10, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. DUANE, HASSELL-THOMPSON, C. JOHNSON, KRUEGER, MONT-
  GOMERY, OPPENHEIMER, PERKINS, SAVINO, SCHNEIDERMAN, SQUADRON  --  read
  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
  Committee on Education -- committee discharged, bill amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the education law, in relation to enacting the dignity
  for all students act

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

  Section  1.   Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "dignity for all students act".
  S 2. The education law is amended by adding a new article 2 to read as
follows:
                                ARTICLE 2
                        DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS
SECTION 10. LEGISLATIVE INTENT.
        11. DEFINITIONS.
        12. DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT PROHIBITED.
        13. POLICIES AND GUIDELINES.
        14. COMMISSIONER'S RESPONSIBILITIES.
        15. REPORTING BY COMMISSIONER.
        16. PROTECTION OF PEOPLE WHO REPORT  DISCRIMINATION  OR  HARASS-
              MENT.
        17. APPLICATION.
        18. SEVERABILITY AND CONSTRUCTION.
  S 10. LEGISLATIVE INTENT. THE LEGISLATURE FINDS THAT STUDENTS' ABILITY
TO  LEARN AND TO MEET HIGH ACADEMIC STANDARDS, AND A SCHOOL'S ABILITY TO
EDUCATE ITS STUDENTS, ARE COMPROMISED BY INCIDENTS OF DISCRIMINATION  OR
HARASSMENT  INCLUDING  BULLYING,  TAUNTING OR INTIMIDATION. IT IS HEREBY
DECLARED TO BE THE POLICY OF THE STATE TO AFFORD ALL STUDENTS IN  PUBLIC
SCHOOLS  AN  ENVIRONMENT  FREE  OF  DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT.   THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01245-08-9

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S1987B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3661C
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 2 §§10 - 18, amd §§801-a & 2801, Ed L

S1987B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "Dignity For All Students Act"; authorizes the commissioner of education to establish policies and procedures affording all students in public schools an environment free of harassment and discrimination; requires reporting harassment and discrimination to such commission; makes exemptions.

S1987B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1987B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1987--B

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 10, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. DUANE, ADAMS, BRESLIN, DILAN, FOLEY, HASSELL-THOMP-
  SON, C. JOHNSON, KRUEGER, LITTLE,  MONTGOMERY,  OPPENHEIMER,  PERKINS,
  SAVINO,  SCHNEIDERMAN,  SERRANO,  SQUADRON,  THOMPSON, VALESKY -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee  on Education -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee --  recommitted
  to the Committee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to enacting  the  dignity
  for all students act

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

  Section 1.  Short title. This act shall be known and may be  cited  as
the "dignity for all students act".
  S 2. The education law is amended by adding a new article 2 to read as
follows:
                                ARTICLE 2
                        DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS
SECTION 10. LEGISLATIVE INTENT.
        11. DEFINITIONS.
        12. DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT PROHIBITED.
        13. POLICIES AND GUIDELINES.
        14. COMMISSIONER'S RESPONSIBILITIES.
        15. REPORTING BY COMMISSIONER.
        16. PROTECTION  OF  PEOPLE  WHO REPORT DISCRIMINATION OR HARASS-
              MENT.
        17. APPLICATION.
        18. SEVERABILITY AND CONSTRUCTION.
  S 10. LEGISLATIVE INTENT. THE LEGISLATURE FINDS THAT STUDENTS' ABILITY
TO LEARN AND TO MEET HIGH ACADEMIC STANDARDS, AND A SCHOOL'S ABILITY  TO

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01245-12-0

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