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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to education|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to education|
senate Bill S812
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S812 - Details
S812 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S812 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: Requires school districts to develop a policy limiting the use of school-owned cell phones to school related purposes. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The education law is amended by adding a new section 308-a. JUSTIFICATION: New York State's taxpayers invest more than $39 billion per year for education in New York State. It is an investment that New Yorkers make because of their longstanding commitment to ensuring a quality education for all of their children and because of the recognition of the crucial role that education plays in ensuring the continued vitality of the state.
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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