senate Bill S1575A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires teachers to be trained on combating bullying

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Feb 10, 2014 print number 1575a
amend and recommit to education
Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
Jan 09, 2013 referred to education

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S1575 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3004, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1578A
2009-2010: S7759

S1575 - Summary

Requires individuals applying for certification or licensure to be a teacher to complete a course of training in recognizing and responding to incidents of bullying and harassment.

S1575 - Sponsor Memo

S1575 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1575

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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 required training  for
  individuals applying for certification or licensure to be a teacher

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1.  Section 3004 of the education law is amended by  adding  a
new subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
  2-A.  A.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL PRESCRIBE REGULATIONS REQUIRING ALL
PERSONS APPLYING FOR CERTIFICATION OR A LICENSE TO BE A TEACHER,  ON  OR
AFTER  JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN, TO HAVE COMPLETED A MINIMUM
OF SIX HOURS OF COURSEWORK AND TRAINING IN HOW TO RECOGNIZE AND  RESPOND
TO  INCIDENTS  OF  BULLYING, HARASSMENT AND INTIMIDATION. EACH APPLICANT
SHALL PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT WITH DOCUMENTATION SHOWING THAT THE  APPLI-
CANT  HAS  SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE REQUIRED TRAINING. SUCH COURSEWORK
OR TRAINING SHALL BE IN ADDITION TO ALL OTHER CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE
REQUIREMENTS.
  B. COURSEWORK AND TRAINING REQUIRED BY THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL: (I)  BE
PROVIDED  BY  AN  INSTITUTION OR PROVIDER WHICH HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE
DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE  SUCH  COURSEWORK  OR  TRAINING;  AND  (II)  SHALL
INCLUDE,  BUT  NOT  BE LIMITED TO, INFORMATION TO HELP TEACHERS IDENTIFY
AND APPROPRIATELY RESPOND  TO  INCIDENTS  OF  BULLYING,  HARASSMENT  AND
INTIMIDATION  IN  SCHOOLS,  AND  SHALL  PROVIDE  TEACHERS WITH SKILLS TO
PROMOTE POSITIVE AND APPROPRIATE SOCIAL INTERACTIONS, TOLERANCE, RESPECT
AND ACCEPTANCE OF DIVERSITY.
  C. FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION, BULLYING,  HARASSMENT  AND  INTIM-
IDATION ARE DEFINED AS ANY AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR INCLUDING VERBAL OR PHYS-
ICAL CONDUCT, AND WRITTEN OR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION, THAT HAS OR WOULD
HAVE  THE  EFFECT  OF  CREATING  A  HOSTILE  EDUCATIONAL  ENVIRONMENT BY
SUBSTANTIALLY INTERFERING WITH A STUDENT'S EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS,  OPPOR-

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

S1575A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3004, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1578A
2009-2010: S7759

S1575A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires individuals applying for certification or licensure to be a teacher to complete a course of training in recognizing and responding to incidents of bullying and harassment.

S1575A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1575A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1575--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education  --  recommitted
  to the Committee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to required training  for
  individuals applying for certification or licensure to be a teacher

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1.  Section 3004 of the education law is amended by  adding  a
new subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
  2-A.  A.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL PRESCRIBE REGULATIONS REQUIRING ALL
PERSONS APPLYING FOR CERTIFICATION OR A LICENSE TO BE A TEACHER,  ON  OR
AFTER  JANUARY  FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, TO HAVE COMPLETED A MINIMUM
OF SIX HOURS OF COURSEWORK AND TRAINING IN HOW TO RECOGNIZE AND  RESPOND
TO  INCIDENTS  OF  BULLYING, HARASSMENT AND INTIMIDATION. EACH APPLICANT
SHALL PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT WITH DOCUMENTATION SHOWING THAT THE  APPLI-
CANT  HAS  SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE REQUIRED TRAINING. SUCH COURSEWORK
OR TRAINING SHALL BE IN ADDITION TO ALL OTHER CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE
REQUIREMENTS.
  B. COURSEWORK AND TRAINING REQUIRED BY THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL: (I)  BE
PROVIDED  BY  AN  INSTITUTION OR PROVIDER WHICH HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE
DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE  SUCH  COURSEWORK  OR  TRAINING;  AND  (II)  SHALL
INCLUDE,  BUT  NOT  BE LIMITED TO, INFORMATION TO HELP TEACHERS IDENTIFY
AND APPROPRIATELY RESPOND  TO  INCIDENTS  OF  BULLYING,  HARASSMENT  AND
INTIMIDATION  IN  SCHOOLS,  AND  SHALL  PROVIDE  TEACHERS WITH SKILLS TO
PROMOTE POSITIVE AND APPROPRIATE SOCIAL INTERACTIONS, TOLERANCE, RESPECT
AND ACCEPTANCE OF DIVERSITY.
  C. FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION, BULLYING,  HARASSMENT  AND  INTIM-
IDATION ARE DEFINED AS ANY AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR INCLUDING VERBAL OR PHYS-

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

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