senate Bill S138A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires dating violence education and dating violence policies in school districts, board of cooperative educational services and county vocational education and extension boards

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 13, 2012 print number 138a
amend and recommit to education
Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
Jan 05, 2011 referred to education

S138 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2404A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§815 & 2803, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2537, A819

S138 - Summary

Requires dating violence education and dating violence policies in school districts, board of cooperative educational services and county vocational education and extension boards; establishes that "dating violence" means a pattern of behavior where one person uses threats of, or actually uses, physical, sexual, verbal or emotional abuse to control his or her dating partner; requires the department, in conjunction with the office for the prevention of domestic violence, to assist schools in developing a policy for dating violence incidents; requires such education to be taught to students regarding dating violence in the annual health curriculum framework for students in grades 7 through 12.

S138 - Sponsor Memo

S138 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   138

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- 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  providing  dating
  violence  education  and dating violence policies in school districts,
  boards of  cooperative  educational  services  and  county  vocational
  education and extension boards

  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 "Kari Ann Gorman act."
  S  2.  Legislative findings and intent.  The legislature finds, deter-
mines and declares that when a student is a victim of  dating  violence,
his  or  her  academic  life  suffers and his or her safety at school is
jeopardized. The legislature finds that a policy to create  an  environ-
ment free of dating violence shall be a part of each school district. It
is the intent of the legislature to enact legislation that would require
each  school  district to establish a policy for responding to incidents
of dating violence and to provide dating violence education to students,
parents, staff, faculty and administrators, in order to  prevent  dating
violence and to address incidents involving dating violence.
  S  3. The education law is amended by adding a new section 815 to read
as follows:
  S 815. DATING VIOLENCE EDUCATION.    1.  EACH  SCHOOL  DISTRICT  SHALL
INCORPORATE  DATING  VIOLENCE EDUCATION THAT IS AGE-APPROPRIATE INTO THE
ANNUAL HEALTH CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES SEVEN  THROUGH
TWELVE.
  (A)  DATING  VIOLENCE  EDUCATION SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO,
DEFINING DATING VIOLENCE, RECOGNIZING DATING VIOLENCE WARNING SIGNS  AND
CHARACTERISTICS  OF  HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS. ADDITIONALLY, STUDENTS SHALL

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01599-02-1

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S138A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2404A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§815 & 2803, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2537, A819

S138A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires dating violence education and dating violence policies in school districts, board of cooperative educational services and county vocational education and extension boards; establishes that "dating violence" means a pattern of behavior where one person uses threats of, or actually uses, physical, sexual, verbal or emotional abuse to control his or her dating partner; requires the department, in conjunction with the office for the prevention of domestic violence, to assist schools in developing a policy for dating violence incidents; requires such education to be taught to students regarding dating violence in the annual health curriculum framework for students in grades 7 through 12.

S138A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S138A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 138--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education  --  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  providing  dating
  violence  education  and dating violence policies in school districts,
  boards of  cooperative  educational  services  and  county  vocational
  education and extension boards

  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 "Kari Ann Gorman act."
  S  2.  Legislative findings and intent.  The legislature finds, deter-
mines and declares that when a student is a victim of  dating  violence,
his  or  her  academic  life  suffers and his or her safety at school is
jeopardized. The legislature finds that a policy to create  an  environ-
ment free of dating violence shall be a part of each school district. It
is the intent of the legislature to enact legislation that would require
each  school  district to establish a policy for responding to incidents
of dating violence and to provide dating violence education to students,
parents, staff, faculty and administrators, in order to  prevent  dating
violence and to address incidents involving dating violence.
  S  3. The education law is amended by adding a new section 815 to read
as follows:
  S 815. DATING VIOLENCE EDUCATION.    1.  EACH  SCHOOL  DISTRICT  SHALL
INCORPORATE  DATING  VIOLENCE EDUCATION THAT IS AGE-APPROPRIATE INTO THE
ANNUAL HEALTH CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES SEVEN  THROUGH
TWELVE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01599-03-1

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