senate Bill S4921A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Prohibits bullying on school property and at school functions and enacts the "Law to Encourage the Acceptance of All Differences (LEAD)"

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
Apr 30, 2012 advanced to third reading
Apr 26, 2012 2nd report cal.
Apr 25, 2012 1st report cal.563
Mar 14, 2012 print number 4921a
amend (t) and recommit to education
Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 01, 2011 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 23, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 18, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 17, 2011 1st report cal.732
Apr 29, 2011 referred to education

Votes

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Apr 25, 2012 - Education committee Vote

S4921A
15
2
committee
15
Aye
2
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

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S4921 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 801-a & 2801, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4921
2009-2010: S1253C

S4921 - Summary

Prohibits bullying on school property and at school functions and enacts the "Law to Encourage the Acceptance of All Differences (LEAD)".

S4921 - Sponsor Memo

S4921 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4921

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 29, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SALAND,  SKELOS,  FLANAGAN, MAZIARZ, ALESI, BALL,
  BONACIC, DeFRANCISCO, FARLEY, FUSCHILLO, GOLDEN, GRIFFO, HANNON, JOHN-
  SON, LANZA, LARKIN,  LAVALLE,  LIBOUS,  LITTLE,  MARCELLINO,  MARTINS,
  McDONALD,  NOZZOLIO,  O'MARA,  RANZENHOFER,  RITCHIE,  ROBACH, SEWARD,
  YOUNG, ZELDIN -- 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 prohibiting bullying
  on school property

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  In recent years, New York has taken
steps to ensure that school pupils, teachers  and  other  personnel  are
provided  with  a  safe and secure learning environment.  However, egre-
gious incidents of bullying, both in person and through the use of tech-
nology, continue to plague all of our students. The  legislature  recog-
nizes that bullying manifests in many forms and for innumerable reasons.
The  legislature  finds it is vital to protect all students from acts of
bullying, therefore, this legislation expands  upon  the  provisions  of
chapter 482 of the laws of 2010.
  While the physical wounds may heal, the effects of bullying can last a
lifetime.  Therefore, the legislature finds that prohibiting bullying is
an appropriate means to enhance the  safety  of  students  in  New  York
state's public schools. Furthermore, in today's age of advanced technol-
ogy,  twenty-four  hour connectivity and social networking, students who
are subjected to acts of bullying have no reprieve. Taunts and  acts  of
bullying  that  begin in school follow students home every day, and have
lasting impacts on such students. Conversely, bullying through  the  use
of  technology can begin away from school property, yet have devastating
effects on the student's ability to  learn  in  a  safe  environment  at
school. While bullying through the use of technology may occur away from
school  property, it can create a hostile environment for the student at

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03599-07-1

Co-Sponsors

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S4921A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 801-a & 2801, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4921
2009-2010: S1253C

S4921A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits bullying on school property and at school functions and enacts the "Law to Encourage the Acceptance of All Differences (LEAD)".

S4921A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4921A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4921--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 29, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SALAND,  SKELOS,  FLANAGAN, MAZIARZ, ALESI, BALL,
  BONACIC, DeFRANCISCO, FARLEY,  FUSCHILLO,  GALLIVAN,  GOLDEN,  GRIFFO,
  GRISANTI,  HANNON,  JOHNSON,  LANZA,  LARKIN, LAVALLE, LIBOUS, LITTLE,
  MARCELLINO, MARTINS, McDONALD, NOZZOLIO, O'MARA, OPPENHEIMER,  RANZEN-
  HOFER,  RITCHIE,  ROBACH,  SEWARD,  YOUNG,  ZELDIN  --  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 prohibiting bullying
  on school property or at school functions

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  In recent years, New York has taken
steps to ensure that school pupils, teachers  and  other  personnel  are
provided  with  a  safe and secure learning environment.  However, egre-
gious incidents of bullying, both in person and through the use of tech-
nology, continue to plague all of our students. The  legislature  recog-
nizes that bullying manifests in many forms and for innumerable reasons.
The  legislature  finds it is vital to protect all students from acts of
bullying, therefore, this legislation expands  upon  the  provisions  of
chapter 482 of the laws of 2010.
  While the physical wounds may heal, the effects of bullying can last a
lifetime.  Therefore, the legislature finds that prohibiting bullying is
an appropriate means to enhance the  safety  of  students  in  New  York
state's public schools. Furthermore, in today's age of advanced technol-
ogy,  twenty-four  hour connectivity and social networking, students who
are subjected to acts of bullying have no reprieve. Taunts and  acts  of
bullying  that  begin in school follow students home every day, and have
lasting impacts on such students. Conversely, bullying through  the  use
of  technology can begin away from school property, yet have devastating

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03599-08-2

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