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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to education|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to education|
senate Bill S708
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S708 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S708 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to require dating violence education and dating violence policies in school districts, boards of cooperative educational services and county vocational education. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This act shall be know and may be cited as the "Jessica Tush Act." Section 815 is added to the education law, Dating violence education. Section 2803 is added to the education law, Dating violence policy. Section 816 is added to the education law, Respect and self-esteem education. JUSTIFICATION: This bill would add age appropriate dating violence and self-esteem
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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