senate Bill S1575

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires the legislature to provide for the maintenance and support of a system of free public libraries

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Feb 08, 2012 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 09, 2012 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 04, 2012 referred to judiciary
Apr 27, 2011 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 19, 2011 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 10, 2011 referred to judiciary

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S1575 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2468
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 11 §1, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5607, A3895

S1575 - Bill Texts

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Provides a constitutional guarantee that the legislature shall provide for the maintenance and support of a system of free public libraries, wherein all the residents of this state may be provided with public library services.

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BILL NUMBER:S1575

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to required training for
individuals applying for certification or licensure to be a teacher

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends education law by adding a new subdivision 2-a to
§ 3004 to require, as part of licensure and certification for teachers
a minimum of six hours of Course work or training in how to recognize
and respond to incidents of bullying, harassment and intimidation.
Each applicant shall provide the State Education Department with
documentation showing that they have successfully completed the
required training

(2-b) requires coursework and training be provided by an institution
or provider which has been approved by the State Education Department.

(2-c) defines bullying, harassment and intimidation.

JUSTIFICATION:
Bullying at school is a pervasive problem that affects millions of
students every year. The National Center for Education Statistics
indicates student bullying is one of the most frequently reported
discipline Problems at school: 21% of elementary schools, 43% of
middle schools, and 22% of high schools reported problems with
bullying in 2005-06.

A study cited in an American Medical Association report on bullying
found over two-thirds of students believe that schools respond poorly
to bullying, with a high percentage of students believing that adult
help is infrequent and ineffective. These findings suggest that
teachers are simply unaware of much of the bullying that occurs
around them (likely because much of the bullying is difficult to
detect and because children frequently are reluctant to report
bullying to adults).

By requiring pre-service training, new teachers will be better
equipped to identify and respond to potentially damaging
victimization, as well as to implement positive feedback and modeling
to address appropriate social interactions.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-12: S.1578A - REFERRED TO EDUCATION
01/10/11 REFERRED TO EDUCATION

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This bill will take effect on the one hundred twentieth day following
the date on which it shall have become law.

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

                                  1575

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  OPPENHEIMER,  HASSELL-THOMPSON  -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Judiciary

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing  an  amendment to section 1 of article 11 of the constitution,
  in relation to requiring the legislature to provide for  a  system  of
  free public libraries

  Section  1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 1 of arti-
cle 11 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  Section 1. The legislature  shall  provide  for  the  maintenance  and
support  of a system of free common schools, wherein all the children of
this state may be educated.  THE LEGISLATURE SHALL PROVIDE FOR THE MAIN-
TENANCE AND SUPPORT OF A SYSTEM OF FREE PUBLIC  LIBRARIES,  WHEREIN  ALL
THE  RESIDENTS  OF  THIS  STATE  MAY  BE  PROVIDED  WITH  PUBLIC LIBRARY
SERVICES.
  S 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the  foregoing  amendment
be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the
next  succeeding  general  election  of members of the assembly, and, in
conformity with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution,  be
published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD89061-01-1

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