senate Bill S1849

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Amends provisions regarding prescriptions for and supervision over student housing and safety by councils of SUNY state-operated institutions

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to higher education
Jan 13, 2011 referred to higher education

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S1849 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง356, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3982

S1849 - Summary

Amends provisions regarding prescriptions for and supervision over student housing and safety by councils of SUNY state-operated institutions: provides that councils shall (in prescribing for and exercising supervision over student housing and safety) explicitly provide for training for campus security and other institutional personnel, including campus disciplinary or judicial boards, that addresses issues of rape, sexual harassment and other gender-motivated offenses; the development of support services and programs, including medical or psychological counseling, specifically targeted to assist victims of rape or other gender-related offenses; the creation, dissemination and provision of assistance and information about options available to such victims regarding the bringing of disciplinary or other legal action; and implementation of rape education and prevention programs (view more) defines gender-motivated offense.

S1849 - Sponsor Memo

S1849 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1849

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. OPPENHEIMER, DIAZ -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the powers and duties
  regarding student housing and safety  of  councils  of  state-operated
  institutions

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

  Section 1. Paragraph h of subdivision 3 of section 356 of  the  educa-
tion  law,  as amended by chapter 552 of the laws of 1985, is amended to
read as follows:
  h. prescribe for and exercise supervision  over  student  housing  and
safety INCLUDING EXPLICITLY PROVIDING FOR: (1) TRAINING FOR CAMPUS SECU-
RITY  AND  OTHER INSTITUTION PERSONNEL, INCLUDING CAMPUS DISCIPLINARY OR
JUDICIAL BOARDS, THAT ADDRESSES ISSUES OF RAPE,  SEXUAL  HARASSMENT  AND
OTHER GENDER-MOTIVATED OFFENSES; (2) THE DEVELOPMENT OF SUPPORT SERVICES
AND  PROGRAMS,  INCLUDING  MEDICAL  OR PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING, SPECIF-
ICALLY TARGETED TO ASSIST VICTIMS RECOVERING FROM RAPE OR OTHER  GENDER-
MOTIVATED  OFFENSES;  (3)  THE CREATION, DISSEMINATION, AND PROVISION OF
ASSISTANCE AND INFORMATION ABOUT OPTIONS AVAILABLE ON AND OFF-CAMPUS  TO
VICTIMS OF RAPE OR OTHER GENDER-MOTIVATED OFFENSES TO BRING DISCIPLINARY
OR  OTHER  LEGAL  ACTION;  AND  (4) IMPLEMENTATION OF RAPE EDUCATION AND
PREVENTION PROGRAMS, INCLUDING MANDATORY ORIENTATION ON SUCH TOPICS  FOR
INCOMING  STUDENTS, REGULAR WORKSHOPS AND SYMPOSIA FOR CURRENT STUDENTS,
FACULTY AND STAFF,  AND  PEER  EDUCATION  PROGRAMS  ON  RAPE  AND  OTHER
GENDER-MOTIVATED   OFFENSES.   FOR   THE   PURPOSE  OF  THIS  PARAGRAPH,
"GENDER-MOTIVATED OFFENSE" MEANS ANY CONDUCT THAT HARASSES,  INTIMIDATES
OR  OTHERWISE  INJURES  A PERSON THAT IS MOTIVATED, AT LEAST IN PART, BY
SUCH PERSON'S SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR PERCEIVED  SEXUAL  ORIENTATION,
REGARDLESS  OF WHETHER SUCH CONDUCT CONSTITUTES A CRIME UNDER THE LAW OF
THIS STATE;
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01098-01-1

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