|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to education|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to education|
senate Bill S1048
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1048 - Details
S1048 - Summary
Requires dating violence education and dating violence policies in school districts, board of cooperative educational services and county vocational education and extension boards; establishes that "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; requires the department, in conjunction with the office for the prevention of domestic violence, to assist schools in developing a policy for dating violence incidents; requires such education to be taught to students regarding dating violence in the annual health curriculum framework for students in grades 7 through 12.
S1048 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1048 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: To require that school systems in the state provide dating violence education in their health curriculum in order to avoid tragedies such as the murder of Kari Ann Gonnan of Wilson central High School in Wilson, New York after which this act is named. SUMMARY OF PROVISION PROVISIONS: Section 1 titles this act the "Kari Ann Gorman" Act" Section 2 outlines the legislative findings and legislative intent. Section 3 amends the education law by adding a new section numbered 816. Section 4 amends the education law by adding a new section numbered 2803. Section 5 contains the effective date. JUSTIFICATION: Teenagers often experience violence in dating relationships.
S1048 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1048 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. MAZIARZ, KENNEDY -- 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 "Kari Ann Gorman act." S 2. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature finds, deter- mines and declares that when a student is a victim of dating violence, his or her academic life suffers and his or her safety at school is jeopardized. The legislature finds that a policy to create an environ- ment free of dating violence shall be a part of each school district. It is the intent of the legislature to enact legislation that would require each school district to establish a policy for responding to incidents of dating violence and to provide dating violence education to students, parents, staff, faculty and administrators, in order to prevent dating violence and to address incidents involving dating violence. S 3. The education law is amended by adding a new section 816 to read as follows: S 816. DATING VIOLENCE EDUCATION. 1. EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL INCORPORATE DATING VIOLENCE EDUCATION THAT IS AGE-APPROPRIATE INTO THE ANNUAL HEALTH CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES SEVEN THROUGH TWELVE. (A) DATING VIOLENCE EDUCATION SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, DEFINING DATING VIOLENCE, RECOGNIZING DATING VIOLENCE WARNING SIGNS AND CHARACTERISTICS OF HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS. ADDITIONALLY, STUDENTS SHALL EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00774-01-3
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