senate Bill S2562

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits harassment, intimidation or bullying in schools

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S2562 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง2 & 2801, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5050

S2562 - Summary

Requires provisions in schools that prohibit harassment, intimidation or bullying whether by electronic communication or a written, verbal, physical or sexual act.

S2562 - Sponsor Memo

S2562 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2562

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 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  requiring  provisions
  in  schools that prohibit harassment, intimidation or bullying whether
  by electronic communication or a written, verbal, physical  or  sexual
  act

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

  Section 1. Section 2 of the education law is amended by adding  a  new
subdivision 20 to read as follows:
  20.  HARASSMENT,  INTIMIDATION,  OR  BULLYING.  THE  TERM "HARASSMENT,
INTIMIDATION, OR BULLYING" MEANS AN ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION, OR A WRIT-
TEN, VERBAL, PHYSICAL, OR SEXUAL ACT THAT  IS  REASONABLY  PERCEIVED  TO
HAVE THE EFFECT OF:
  A. HARMING A STUDENT PHYSICALLY OR EMOTIONALLY OR DAMAGING A STUDENT'S
PROPERTY,  OR PLACING A STUDENT IN A REASONABLE FEAR OF PERSONAL HARM OR
PROPERTY DAMAGE; OR
  B. INSULTING OR DEMEANING A  STUDENT  OR  GROUP  OF  STUDENTS  CAUSING
SUBSTANTIAL DISRUPTION IN, OR SUBSTANTIAL INTERFERENCE WITH, THE ORDERLY
OPERATION OF THE SCHOOL.
  S 2. Paragraphs d and f of subdivision 2 of section 2801 of the educa-
tion  law,  as added by chapter 181 of the laws of 2000, are amended and
three new paragraphs, c-1, c-2 and f-1 are added to read as follows:
  C-1. PROVISIONS PROHIBITING:
  (I) HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION, OR BULLYING; OR
  (II) REPRISAL, RETALIATION, OR FALSE  ACCUSATIONS  AGAINST  A  VICTIM,
WITNESS,  OR  ONE  WITH RELIABLE INFORMATION ABOUT AN ACT OF HARASSMENT,
INTIMIDATION OR BULLYING;
  C-2. PROVISIONS STATING THAT A SCHOOL EMPLOYEE, STUDENT  OR  VOLUNTEER
WHO  WITNESSES,  OR  HAS  RELIABLE  INFORMATION  THAT A STUDENT HAS BEEN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07303-01-3

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