senate Bill S1706

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires school districts to establish and maintain peace/conflict resolution centers

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
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S1706 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง1504-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1875
2009-2010: S7625

S1706 - Summary

Requires school districts to establish and maintain peace/conflict resolution centers.

S1706 - Sponsor Memo

S1706 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1706

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. ESPAILLAT, PERKINS -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to peace/conflict  resol-
  ution centers

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  Peace/conflict  resolution  centers
already  in operation at Luperon and Heritage High Schools in Washington
Heights have demonstrated that mediation of disputes can reduce violence
in schools, reduce the number of suspensions, and  promote  constructive
conflict  management.  Peer  mediation  develops leadership skills among
pupils and enables them to  apply  those  skills  immediately  in  their
schools. This legislation requires every school district in the state to
maintain a peace/conflict resolution center.
  S  2.  The  education law is amended by adding a new section 1504-a to
read as follows:
  S 1504-A. PEACE/CONFLICT RESOLUTION CENTERS. 1. ALL  SCHOOL  DISTRICTS
ARE  HEREBY  REQUIRED  TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN A PEACE/CONFLICT RESOL-
UTION CENTER.
  2. SUCH PEACE/CONFLICT RESOLUTION CENTERS SHALL:
  (A) PROVIDE FOR THE SUPERVISED PEER MEDIATION OF CONFLICTS;
  (B) DEVELOP PUPIL LEADERSHIP SKILLS; AND
  (C) PROMOTE PEACEFUL ATMOSPHERES IN SCHOOLS AND THE SURROUNDING COMMU-
NITIES.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02985-01-3

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