Senate Bill S1937

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides increased penalties and education for hazing, underage drinking and drug use within athletic teams, fraternities and sororities at college campuses

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee

  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2011-S1937 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6430 & 6431, add §§6438 & 6439, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S2527, A4785
2013-2014: S4469
2015-2016: S486
2017-2018: S2552

2011-S1937 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires colleges to educate the campus community on bias-related crime, hazing, underage drinking and illegal drug use; expands authority of colleges to regulate conduct by college and student government organizations and clubs, athletic teams and clubs, alumni organizations, fraternities, sororities, and any other organization that has access to and use of the college facilities; requires colleges to adopt rules prohibiting hazing, underage drinking and illegal drug use; requires colleges to inform incoming students of and to train residence hall staff in the prohibitions against hazing, underage drinking and illegal drug use

2011-S1937 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2011-S1937 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 1937                                                  A. 2132

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

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

                            January 14, 2011

IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by  Sens.  LAVALLE, LARKIN -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Higher Education

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

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to hazing, serving  alco-
  hol to minors and illegal drug offenses


  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 6430  of  the  education  law,  as
amended by chapter 75 of the laws of 2004, is amended and a new subdivi-
sion 7 is added to read as follows:
  1. The trustees or other governing board of every college chartered by
the  regents or incorporated by special act of the legislature and which
maintains a campus, unless otherwise provided, shall adopt written rules
for implementing all policies required pursuant to this article and  for
the  maintenance  of  public order on college campuses and other college
property used for educational purposes and provide  a  program  for  the
enforcement  thereof. Such rules shall prohibit, among other things, any
action or situation which  recklessly  or  intentionally  endangers  THE
mental  or physical health [or involves the forced consumption of liquor
or drugs for the purpose of initiation  into  or  affiliation  with  any
organization] OF ANY INDIVIDUAL.  Such rules shall govern the conduct of
students,  faculty  and other staff as well as visitors and other licen-
sees and invitees on such campuses and  property.    The  penalties  for
violations  of  such  rules shall be clearly set forth therein and shall
include provisions for the ejection of a violator from such  campus  and
property,  in  the  case  of  a  student  or faculty violator his or her
suspension, expulsion, or other appropriate disciplinary action, and  in
the  case  of an organization which authorizes such conduct, recision of

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


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