senate Bill S1578A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires teachers to be trained on combating bullying

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 13, 2012 print number 1578a
amend and recommit to education
Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
Jan 10, 2011 referred to education

S1578 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3004, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7759

S1578 - Summary

Requires individuals applying for certification or licensure to be a teacher to complete a course of training in recognizing and responding to incidents of bullying and harassment.

S1578 - Sponsor Memo

S1578 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1578

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  OPPENHEIMER -- 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 required training  for
  individuals applying for certification or licensure to be a teacher

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

  Section 1.  Section 3004 of the education law is amended by  adding  a
new subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
  2-A.  A.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL PRESCRIBE REGULATIONS REQUIRING ALL
PERSONS APPLYING FOR CERTIFICATION OR A LICENSE TO BE A TEACHER,  ON  OR
AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWELVE, TO HAVE COMPLETED A MINIMUM OF
SIX  HOURS OF COURSEWORK AND TRAINING IN HOW TO RECOGNIZE AND RESPOND TO
INCIDENTS OF BULLYING, HARASSMENT AND INTIMIDATION. EACH APPLICANT SHALL
PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT WITH DOCUMENTATION SHOWING THAT THE APPLICANT HAS
SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE REQUIRED TRAINING. SUCH COURSEWORK OR  TRAIN-
ING  SHALL  BE  IN  ADDITION  TO  ALL  OTHER  CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE
REQUIREMENTS.
  B. COURSEWORK AND TRAINING REQUIRED BY THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL: (I)  BE
PROVIDED  BY  AN  INSTITUTION OR PROVIDER WHICH HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE
DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE  SUCH  COURSEWORK  OR  TRAINING;  AND  (II)  SHALL
INCLUDE,  BUT  NOT  BE LIMITED TO, INFORMATION TO HELP TEACHERS IDENTIFY
AND APPROPRIATELY RESPOND  TO  INCIDENTS  OF  BULLYING,  HARASSMENT  AND
INTIMIDATION  IN  SCHOOLS,  AND  SHALL  PROVIDE  TEACHERS WITH SKILLS TO
PROMOTE POSITIVE AND APPROPRIATE SOCIAL INTERACTIONS, TOLERANCE, RESPECT
AND ACCEPTANCE OF DIVERSITY.
  C. FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION, BULLYING,  HARASSMENT  AND  INTIM-
IDATION ARE DEFINED AS ANY AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR INCLUDING VERBAL OR PHYS-
ICAL CONDUCT, AND WRITTEN OR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION, THAT HAS OR WOULD
HAVE  THE  EFFECT  OF  CREATING  A  HOSTILE  EDUCATIONAL  ENVIRONMENT BY
SUBSTANTIALLY INTERFERING WITH A STUDENT'S EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS,  OPPOR-
TUNITIES  OR  PERFORMANCE, OR WITH A STUDENT'S PHYSICAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05340-01-1

S1578A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3004, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7759

S1578A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires individuals applying for certification or licensure to be a teacher to complete a course of training in recognizing and responding to incidents of bullying and harassment.

S1578A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1578A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1578--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  OPPENHEIMER -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education  --  recom-
  mitted 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 required training  for
  individuals applying for certification or licensure to be a teacher

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

  Section 1.  Section 3004 of the education law is amended by  adding  a
new subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
  2-A.  A.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL PRESCRIBE REGULATIONS REQUIRING ALL
PERSONS APPLYING FOR CERTIFICATION OR A LICENSE TO BE A TEACHER,  ON  OR
AFTER  JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN, TO HAVE COMPLETED A MINIMUM
OF SIX HOURS OF COURSEWORK AND TRAINING IN HOW TO RECOGNIZE AND  RESPOND
TO  INCIDENTS  OF  BULLYING, HARASSMENT AND INTIMIDATION. EACH APPLICANT
SHALL PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT WITH DOCUMENTATION SHOWING THAT THE  APPLI-
CANT  HAS  SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE REQUIRED TRAINING. SUCH COURSEWORK
OR TRAINING SHALL BE IN ADDITION TO ALL OTHER CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE
REQUIREMENTS.
  B. COURSEWORK AND TRAINING REQUIRED BY THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL: (I)  BE
PROVIDED  BY  AN  INSTITUTION OR PROVIDER WHICH HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE
DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE  SUCH  COURSEWORK  OR  TRAINING;  AND  (II)  SHALL
INCLUDE,  BUT  NOT  BE LIMITED TO, INFORMATION TO HELP TEACHERS IDENTIFY
AND APPROPRIATELY RESPOND  TO  INCIDENTS  OF  BULLYING,  HARASSMENT  AND
INTIMIDATION  IN  SCHOOLS,  AND  SHALL  PROVIDE  TEACHERS WITH SKILLS TO
PROMOTE POSITIVE AND APPROPRIATE SOCIAL INTERACTIONS, TOLERANCE, RESPECT
AND ACCEPTANCE OF DIVERSITY.
  C. FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION, BULLYING,  HARASSMENT  AND  INTIM-
IDATION ARE DEFINED AS ANY AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR INCLUDING VERBAL OR PHYS-
ICAL CONDUCT, AND WRITTEN OR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION, THAT HAS OR WOULD

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05340-02-2

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