senate Bill S4860

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires dating violence education and dating violence policies in school districts, boards of cooperative educational services and county vocational education and extension boards

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Apr 26, 2013 referred to education

S4860 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A518
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยงยง816, 2803 & 817, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S708, A4596
2009-2010: S7131, A10206

S4860 - Summary

Requires dating violence education and dating violence policies in school districts, board of cooperative educational services and county vocational education and extension boards; defines "dating violence" as a pattern of behavior where one person uses threats of, or actually uses, physical, sexual, verbal or emotional abuse to control his or her dating partner and includes threats made by cell phone, text message, internet, and other electronic means; requires the department, in conjunction with, to assist schools in developing a policy for dating violence incidents; provides for education to be taught to students regarding dating violence in the annual health curriculum framework for students in grades 7 through 12, and requires respect and self-esteem education be incorporated into the curriculum for students in grades k-6.

S4860 - Sponsor Memo

S4860 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4860

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 26, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- 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  providing  dating
  violence  education  and dating violence policies in school districts,
  boards of  cooperative  educational  services  and  county  vocational
  education and extension boards

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "Jessica Tush act".
  S 2.  The education law is amended by adding a new section 816 to read
as follows:
  S 816. DATING VIOLENCE EDUCATION. 1. EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL INCOR-
PORATE DATING VIOLENCE EDUCATION THAT IS AGE-APPROPRIATE INTO THE ANNUAL
CURRICULUM  FRAMEWORK  FOR  STUDENTS  IN GRADES SEVEN THROUGH TWELVE AND
WHICH SHALL BE  INCORPORATED  INTO  VARIOUS  CLASS  SUBJECTS,  INCLUDING
HEALTH.
  (A)  DATING  VIOLENCE  EDUCATION SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO,
DEFINING DATING VIOLENCE, RECOGNIZING DATING VIOLENCE WARNING SIGNS  AND
THE  ROLE  OF  CELL PHONES, TEXT MESSAGES, INTERNET AND OTHER ELECTRONIC
MEANS IN CONNECTION WITH DATING VIOLENCE AND CHARACTERISTICS OF  HEALTHY
RELATIONSHIPS.  ADDITIONALLY, STUDENTS SHALL BE PROVIDED WITH THE SCHOOL
DISTRICT'S DATING VIOLENCE POLICY AS PROVIDED  IN  SECTION  TWENTY-EIGHT
HUNDRED THREE OF THIS CHAPTER.
  (B) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (I)  "DATING  VIOLENCE"  MEANS  A PATTERN OF BEHAVIOR WHERE ONE PERSON
USES THREATS OF, OR ACTUALLY USES, PHYSICAL, SEXUAL, VERBAL OR EMOTIONAL
ABUSE TO CONTROL HIS OR HER DATING PARTNER AND INCLUDES THREATS MADE  BY
CELL PHONE, TEXT MESSAGE, INTERNET OR OTHER ELECTRONIC MEANS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00831-01-3

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