senate Bill S813

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the powers and duties of the chancellor of the New York city school district

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S813 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2590-h, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3585
2009-2010: S6106

S813 - Bill Texts

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Relates to the powers and duties of the chancellor of the New York City school district.

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BILL NUMBER:S813

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to the powers and duties of the
chancellor of the New York city school district

PURPOSE:
Education Law section 2590-h is amended to require the chancellor to
direct each school or an established committee thereof to hold
meetings to discuss safety concerns in that school, including the
matters related to school safety officers.

JUSTIFICATION:
There is concern that the school safety provisions currently used in
New York City schools has may lead to the schools being
"over-policed." These measures often disproportionately impact low
income. black and Latino, who are more likely to be subjected to zero
tolerance policies that involve police personnel in minor,
non-criminal incidents and rely too heavily on suspensions. Moreover.
parents and guardians often do not feel comfortable interacting with
school safety officers. This bill aims to get to the heart of these
concerns by providing an environment where parents can talk about the
safety concerns of their school, including the role of the safety
officer. and can make suggestions for improvement.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-12: S.3585 - Held in Education
2010: S.6106 - Held in Education

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the state.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately, with provisions.

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

                                   813

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- 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 the powers and  duties
  of the chancellor of the New York city school district

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

  Section 1. Section 2590-h of the education law is amended by adding  a
new subdivision 15-a to read as follows:
  15-A.  DIRECT  THAT  EACH  SCHOOL  OR AN ESTABLISHED COMMITTEE THEREOF
SHALL HOLD MEETINGS AT LEAST ANNUALLY, OPEN TO PARENTS  AND  PERSONS  IN
PARENTAL  RELATION,  DURING  WHICH THEY SHALL DISCUSS SAFETY CONCERNS IN
THAT SCHOOL, INCLUDING MATTERS RELATED TO SCHOOL SAFETY OFFICERS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that the  amend-
ments to section 2590-h of the education law made by section one of this
act  shall not affect the expiration of such section and shall be deemed
expired therewith.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04543-01-3

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