S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
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 alerting all public
and non-public schools of the state in the event of a general threat
against the schools of the state
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 319 to
read as follows:
S 319. SCHOOL SAFETY ALERT. THE COMMISSIONER OR HIS OR HER AUTHORIZED
DESIGNEE SHALL DESIGNATE AN INDIVIDUAL TO RECEIVE INFORMATION RELATING
TO A GENERAL THREAT OF HARM MADE AGAINST A SINGLE, MULTIPLE OR ALL OF
THE SCHOOLS OF THE STATE. FOLLOWING THE RECEIPT OF SUCH INFORMATION,
THE COMMISSIONER OR HIS OR HER AUTHORIZED DESIGNEE SHALL NOTIFY ALL
PUBLIC AND NON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THE STATE OF THE THREAT. THE COMMIS-
SIONER OR HIS OR HER AUTHORIZED DESIGNEE SHALL MAINTAIN UPDATED CONTACT
INFORMATION FOR ALL NON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS LOCATED WITHIN THE STATE, AND
SHALL DEVELOP ADDITIONAL PROTOCOL TO ENSURE TIMELY NOTIFICATION PURSUANT
TO THIS SECTION.
S 2. Section 2801-a of the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 3-a to read as follows:
3-A. THE SCHOOL SAFETY TEAM SHALL DESIGNATE AN INDIVIDUAL TO NOTIFY
THE DEPARTMENT, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED
NINETEEN OF THIS CHAPTER, IN THE EVENT THAT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT RECEIVES
INFORMATION RELATING TO A GENERAL THREAT OF HARM MADE AGAINST A SINGLE,
MULTIPLE OR ALL OF THE SCHOOLS OF THE STATE.
S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.