senate Bill S7625

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Requires school districts to establish and maintain peace/conflict resolution centers

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Apr 27, 2010 referred to education

S7625 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10028
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง1504-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1875
2013-2014: S1706
2015-2016: S3552
2017-2018: S794
2019-2020: S852

S7625 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires school districts to establish and maintain peace/conflict resolution centers.

S7625 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7625 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7625

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 27, 2010
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ESPADA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to peace/conflict  resol-
  ution centers

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  Peace/conflict  resolution  centers
already  in operation at Luperon and Heritage High Schools in Washington
Heights have demonstrated that mediation of disputes can reduce violence
in schools, reduce the number of suspensions, and  promote  constructive
conflict  management.  Peer  mediation  develops leadership skills among
pupils and enables them to  apply  those  skills  immediately  in  their
schools. This legislation requires every school district in the state to
maintain a peace/conflict resolution center.
  S  2.  The  education law is amended by adding a new section 1504-a to
read as follows:
  S 1504-A. PEACE/CONFLICT RESOLUTION CENTERS. 1. ALL  SCHOOL  DISTRICTS
ARE  HEREBY  REQUIRED  TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN A PEACE/CONFLICT RESOL-
UTION CENTER.
  2. SUCH PEACE/CONFLICT RESOLUTION CENTERS SHALL:
  (A) PROVIDE FOR THE SUPERVISED PEER MEDIATION OF CONFLICTS;
  (B) DEVELOP PUPIL LEADERSHIP SKILLS; AND
  (C) PROMOTE PEACEFUL ATMOSPHERES IN SCHOOLS AND THE SURROUNDING COMMU-
NITIES.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15685-01-0

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