|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 23, 2013||referred to codes|
senate Bill S2724
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
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S2724 - Details
S2724 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2724 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to harassment of teachers and school personnel PURPOSE: To add Section 240.33 to the Penal Law, which would make it a Class B misdemeanor for any persons guilty of aggravated harassment of school employees. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This legislation adds a new section 240.33 to the Penal Law to provide that any person, who, with intent to harass, annoy or alarm a school employee, subjects that employee to physical contact on school property, shall be guilty of aggravated harassment, a Class B misdemeanor. EXISTING LAW: There is no statute currently in law specifically regard- ing for harassment against school employees. Current statute defines harassment in the second degree as a violation. JUSTIFICATION: Every school day, at least one teacher or school employ- ee, becomes a victim of harassment by students, parents or intruders. Many of these incidents of physical contact are not legally considered assaults because there is not sufficient injury caused, regardless of the trauma sustained or medical attention required by the victim of a kick or a punch.
S2724 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2724 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 23, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ADAMS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to harassment of teachers and school personnel THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 240.33 to read as follows: S 240.33 AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT OF TEACHERS AND SCHOOL PERSONNEL. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT OF TEACHERS AND SCHOOL PERSONNEL WHEN, WITH INTENT TO HARASS, ANNOY OR ALARM A PERSON WHOM HE OR SHE KNOWS OR REASONABLY SHOULD KNOW TO BE A TEACHER, ADMINISTRATOR OR OTHER STAFF MEMBER OF A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE ELEMENTARY, INTERMEDIATE, JUNIOR HIGH, VOCATIONAL OR HIGH SCHOOL, ENGAGED IN THE COURSE OF HIS OR HER EMPLOYMENT, HE OR SHE STRIKES, SHOVES OR KICKS SUCH TEACHER, ADMIN- ISTRATOR OR OTHER STAFF MEMBER, AND WHEN SUCH CONDUCT TAKES PLACE ON SCHOOL PROPERTY AS DEFINED IN SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED ONE OF THE EDUCATION LAW WHERE SUCH TEACHER, ADMINISTRATOR OR OTHER STAFF MEMBER IS EMPLOYED OR ASSIGNED ON THE DATE OF SUCH CONDUCT. AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT OF TEACHERS AND SCHOOL PERSONNEL IS A CLASS B MISDEMEANOR. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed- ing the date on which it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05588-01-3
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