|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 07, 2014||referred to education|
delivered to assembly
|Mar 04, 2014||advanced to third reading|
|Mar 03, 2014||2nd report cal.|
|Feb 27, 2014||1st report cal.191|
|Jan 09, 2014||referred to education|
senate Bill S6282
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6282 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Education Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §3214-a, Ed L
S6282 - Summary
Relates to the imposition of community service for students in place of or in conjunction with suspension.
S6282 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6282 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing the option of assigning community service as an alternative to suspension of students or in conjunction thereof PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Allows for the imposition of community service in place of or in conjunction with suspension SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends the education law by adding a new section 3214-a Section 2 - effective date JUSTIFICATION: Under the current law, school principals may impose a variety of penalties to students who violate the Code of Conduct, including detentions, in-school suspensions from school, and out-of- school suspensions from school for a period of up to five (5) days. Principals have wide discretion in making these determinations. However, when a student commits a significant violation of the Code of Conduct that leads to hearing before the Superintendent of Schools, the only penalty that a Superintendent may impose, if the student is in fact proven guilty of the violation, is a further suspension of school. That suspension can be for additional days, weeks or months, depending on the severity of the violation.
S6282 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6282 I N S E N A T E January 9, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. FARLEY -- 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 authorizing the option of assigning community service as an alternative to suspension of students or in conjunction thereof 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 3214-a to read as follows: S 3214-A. COMMUNITY SERVICE. AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO OR IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PROVISIONS AUTHORIZED BY SECTION THIRTY-TWO HUNDRED FOURTEEN OF THIS ARTICLE, A BOARD OF EDUCATION, BOARD OF TRUSTEES OR SOLE TRUSTEE, THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS OR PRINCIPAL OF A SCHOOL MAY REQUIRE A PUPIL TO PERFORM COMMUNITY SERVICE WHEN, IN HIS OR HER DISCRETION, THE BOARD OF EDUCATION, BOARD OF TRUS- TEES OR SOLE TRUSTEE, THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS, DISTRICT SUPER- INTENDENT OF SCHOOLS OR PRINCIPAL OF A SCHOOL DEEMS THAT THE PERFORMANCE OF SUCH COMMUNITY SERVICE IS APPROPRIATE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11971-02-3
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