senate Bill S2011

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits cyber-bullying

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 12, 2014 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 11, 2014 ordered to third reading cal.1313
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 18, 2013 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1424
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 09, 2013 referred to education

Votes

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Jun 11, 2014 - Rules committee Vote

S2011
22
0
committee
22
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 18, 2013 - Rules committee Vote

S2011
25
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committee
25
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S2011 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง2803, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6614A

S2011 - Summary

Enacts provisions to ensure that New York state public schools are safe and free from cyber-bullying.

S2011 - Sponsor Memo

S2011 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2011

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. RANZENHOFER, DeFRANCISCO, GOLDEN, LARKIN, MAZIARZ --
  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 prohibiting cyber-bul-
  lying

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent.  The legislature finds that:
  a.  Bullying  is a long-standing problem among school-aged children in
New York state and throughout the nation. With increasing  accessibility
to  electronic  means  of communication, bullying has transformed from a
predominantly school-based issue to a broader societal problem.
  b. Researchers have demonstrated that bullying  has  long-term  conse-
quences.  Further, bullying goes beyond the classroom to bullying on the
job, on athletic teams, on college campuses and the internet.
  c. Experts researching bullying  have  suggested  that  one  tool  for
schools  to  use  in  combatting  bullying  is  to  maintain and enforce
consistent policies against bullying and  harassment,  including  cyber-
bullying.  Such  enforcement  is  not always possible if bullying occurs
away from school or by a non-student.
  d. Perpetrators of  cyber-bullying  are  often  more  extreme  in  the
threats and taunts they inflict on their victims, as they do not actual-
ly  see  their victim's emotional reaction to the abuse and believe that
they are anonymous. Victims of cyber-bullying suffer very real and seri-
ous harm as  a  result  of  these  incidents,  often  showing  signs  of
depression, anxiety, social isolation, nervousness when interacting with
technology,  low  self-esteem  and declining school performance. In some
cases, victims attempt or commit suicide in part because of cyber-bully-
ing they've endured.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00112-01-3

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