|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to education|
|Jan 15, 2013||referred to education|
senate Bill S2288
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S2288 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S2288 REVISED 1/25/13 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to harassment prevention policies PURPOSE: Prohibits harassment, intimidation or bullying in schools. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 313-b to outline and define harassment prevention policies. Part 1. The commissioner of the education department shall promulgate rules and regulations that prohibit the harassment, intimidation or bullying of any student. It is the responsibility of each school district to make available copies of such policies to parents, guardians, students, volunteers and school employees. Part 2. Defines "harassment, intimidation or bullying" as any intentional electronic, written, verbal or physical act with the intention to physically harm a student or damage a student's property, interfere with a student's education, disrupting the orderly operation of the school.
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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