|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to education|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to education|
senate Bill S1414
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1414 - Details
- Law Section:
- Education Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§16, 10 & 11, Ed L
- Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S1414 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1414 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to harassment of students PURPOSE: To direct the commissioner of education to establish a process for the reporting and resolution of incidents of discrimination and harassment of students to appropriate school officials. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends section 16 of the education law, as added by chapter 482 of the laws of 2010, to require that the commissioner of education (1) promulgate rules and regulation's providing for a process by which any employee, parent or student can report incidents of discrimination or harassment to appropriate school officials, and (2) provide guidelines for actions to be taken by school officials pursuant to such reports. Such reports shall be made available to the public upon request and are to be investigated immediately. Section 2: Amends section 10 of the education law, as added by chapter 482 of the laws of 2010, by stating that public schools are responsible for fostering a learning environment free from discrimination and harassment, including bullying, taunting, and intimidation.
S1414 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1414 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. MONTGOMERY, ADDABBO, PARKER, PERKINS -- 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 harassment of students THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 16 of the education law, as added by chapter 482 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: S 16. [Protection of people who report] REPORTING discrimination or harassment. A. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS PROVIDING FOR A PROCESS BY WHICH ANY EMPLOYEE, PARENT, OR STUDENT, HAVING REASONABLE CAUSE TO SUSPECT AN INCIDENT OF DISCRIMINATION OR HARASSMENT AS DEFINED IN THIS ARTICLE, CAN REPORT SUCH INCIDENTS TO APPROPRIATE SCHOOL OFFICIALS, AND ALSO PROVIDE GUIDELINES FOR ACTIONS WHICH SHALL BE TAKEN BY SCHOOL OFFICIALS PURSUANT TO SUCH REPORTS. SUCH ACTIONS MAY INCLUDE RECOMMENDED COUNSELING, SCHOOL DISCIPLINE, SUSPEN- SION OR EXPULSION OR REPORTS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT. SUCH REPORT SHALL BE INVESTIGATED IMMEDIATELY, AND IT SHALL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ANY SCHOOL OFFICIAL TO REPORT AND INVESTIGATE SUCH INCIDENTS AND RESPOND APPROPRIATELY ACCORDING TO SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS. SUCH REPORTS SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE BY THE SCHOOL UPON REQUEST. B. Any person having reasonable cause to suspect that a student has been subjected to discrimination or harassment by an employee or student, on school grounds or at a school function, who, acting reason- ably and in good faith, either reports such information to school offi- cials, to the commissioner, or to law enforcement authorities or other- wise initiates, testifies, participates or assists in any formal or informal proceedings under this article, shall have immunity from any civil liability that may arise from the making of such report or from initiating, testifying, participating or assisting in such formal or EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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