senate Bill S1414

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to harassment of students

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S1414 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง16, 10 & 11, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5916

S1414 - Summary

Relates to harassment of students using electronic means and requires commissioner of education to implement a process for reporting of incidents and requires investigation of reports by school personnel.

S1414 - Sponsor Memo

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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