senate Bill S812

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires school districts to develop a policy limiting the use of school-owned cell phones to school related purposes

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

S812 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A521
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง308-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1076, A3254

S812 - Summary

Requires school districts to develop a policy regulating the use of school-owned cell phones to include, but not be limited to, requiring that they be used only for school related purposes.

S812 - Sponsor Memo

S812 - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 812                                                    A. 521

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education  law,  in  relation  to  requiring  public
  school  districts  to  develop  policies limiting the use of district-
  owned cellular phones

  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 308-a
to read as follows:
  S 308-A. POLICIES; CELLULAR PHONES.   THE COMMISSIONER  IS  AUTHORIZED
AND  DIRECTED TO REQUIRE ALL PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO DEVELOP A POLICY
REGULATING THE USE OF CELLULAR PHONES PURCHASED BY SUCH SCHOOL  DISTRICT
FOR  USE BY SCHOOL PERSONNEL. SUCH POLICY SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NEED NOT BE
LIMITED TO, THE RESTRICTION OF SUCH CELLULAR PHONES  TO  USE  BY  SCHOOL
PERSONNEL ONLY AND ONLY FOR PURPOSES DIRECTLY RELATED TO SCHOOL DISTRICT
RELATED  BUSINESS.    FOR  PURPOSES  OF THIS SECTION, "SCHOOL PERSONNEL"
SHALL INCLUDE FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME  FACULTY,  STAFF,  ADMINISTRATION,
AND  SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS AND OTHER VOLUNTEERS ENGAGED FROM TIME TO TIME
IN SCHOOL DISTRICT RELATED BUSINESS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03733-01-1

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