senate Bill S2288

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioner of education to promulgate rules and regulations that prohibit harassment, intimidation and bullying of students

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
Jan 15, 2013 referred to education

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S2288 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1985
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง313-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5051, A5050
2009-2010: A5544

S2288 - Summary

Directs the commissioner of education to promulgate rule and regulations that prohibit harassment, intimidation and bullying of students; school districts shall be responsible for making copies of such policies available to parents, guardians, students, volunteers and school employees.

S2288 - Sponsor Memo

S2288 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2288

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  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  prevention
  policies

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section  313-b
to read as follows:
  S  313-B.  HARASSMENT  PREVENTION  POLICIES. 1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL
PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS THAT PROHIBIT  THE  HARASSMENT,  INTIM-
IDATION  OR  BULLYING  OF ANY STUDENT. IT SHALL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF
EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT TO  MAKE  AVAILABLE  COPIES  OF  SUCH  POLICIES  TO
PARENTS, GUARDIANS, STUDENTS, VOLUNTEERS AND SCHOOL EMPLOYEES.
  2. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A)  "HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION OR BULLYING" SHALL MEAN ANY INTENTIONAL
ELECTRONIC, WRITTEN, VERBAL OR PHYSICAL ACT, INCLUDING BUT  NOT  LIMITED
TO  ONE  SHOWN  TO BE MOTIVATED BY ANY CHARACTERISTIC IN SECTION 240.25,
240.26, 240.30 OR 240.31 OF THE PENAL LAW, OR OTHER DISTINGUISHING CHAR-
ACTERISTICS, WHEN THE INTENTIONAL ELECTRONIC, WRITTEN, VERBAL  OR  PHYS-
ICAL ACT:
  (1) PHYSICALLY HARMS A STUDENT OR DAMAGES THE STUDENT'S PROPERTY; OR
  (2)  HAS  THE  EFFECT  OF  SUBSTANTIALLY  INTERFERING WITH A STUDENT'S
EDUCATION; OR
  (3) IS SO SEVERE, PERSISTENT OR PERVASIVE THAT IT  CREATES  AN  INTIM-
IDATING EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT; OR
  (4)  HAS  THE EFFECT OF SUBSTANTIALLY DISRUPTING THE ORDERLY OPERATION
OF THE SCHOOL.
  (B) "ELECTRONIC" OR "ELECTRONIC MEANS" SHALL  MEAN  ANY  COMMUNICATION
WHERE  THERE  IS THE TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION BY WIRE, RADIO, OPTICAL
CABLE, ELECTROMAGNETIC OR OTHER SIMILAR MEANS. SUCH TERMS SHALL INCLUDE,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01723-01-3

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