senate Bill S708

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires dating violence education and dating violence policies in school districts, boards of cooperative educational services and county vocational education and extension boards

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
Jan 05, 2011 referred to education

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S708 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4596
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยงยง815, 2803 & 816, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7131, A10206

S708 - Summary

Requires dating violence education and dating violence policies in school districts, board of cooperative educational services and county vocational education and extension boards; "dating violence" means a pattern of behavior where one person uses threats of, or actually uses, physical, sexual, verbal or emotional abuse to control his or her dating partner and includes threats made by cell phone, text message, internet, and other electronic means; requires the department, in conjunction with, to assist schools in developing a policy for dating violence incidents; education to be taught to students regarding dating violence in the annual health curriculum framework for students in grades 7 through 12, and requires respect and self-esteem education be incorporated into the curriculum for students in grades k-6.

S708 - Sponsor Memo

S708 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   708

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- 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  providing  dating
  violence  education  and dating violence policies in school districts,
  boards of  cooperative  educational  services  and  county  vocational
  education and extension boards

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "Jessica Tush act".
  S 2.  The education law is amended by adding a new section 815 to read
as follows:
  S  815.  DATING  VIOLENCE  EDUCATION.    1. EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL
INCORPORATE DATING VIOLENCE EDUCATION THAT IS AGE-APPROPRIATE  INTO  THE
ANNUAL  CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES SEVEN THROUGH TWELVE
AND WHICH SHALL BE INCORPORATED INTO VARIOUS CLASS  SUBJECTS,  INCLUDING
HEALTH.
  (A)  DATING  VIOLENCE  EDUCATION SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO,
DEFINING DATING VIOLENCE, RECOGNIZING DATING VIOLENCE WARNING SIGNS  AND
THE  ROLE  OF  CELL PHONES, TEXT MESSAGES, INTERNET AND OTHER ELECTRONIC
MEANS IN CONNECTION WITH DATING VIOLENCE AND CHARACTERISTICS OF  HEALTHY
RELATIONSHIPS.  ADDITIONALLY, STUDENTS SHALL BE PROVIDED WITH THE SCHOOL
DISTRICT'S DATING VIOLENCE POLICY AS PROVIDED  IN  SECTION  TWENTY-EIGHT
HUNDRED THREE OF THIS CHAPTER.
  (B) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (I)  "DATING  VIOLENCE"  MEANS  A PATTERN OF BEHAVIOR WHERE ONE PERSON
USES THREATS OF, OR ACTUALLY USES, PHYSICAL, SEXUAL, VERBAL OR EMOTIONAL
ABUSE TO CONTROL HIS OR HER DATING PARTNER AND INCLUDES THREATS MADE  BY
CELL PHONE, TEXT MESSAGE, INTERNET OR OTHER ELECTRONIC MEANS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00574-01-1

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