senate Bill S3909A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 11, 2016 print number 3909a
Jan 11, 2016 amend and recommit to education
Jan 06, 2016 referred to education
Feb 20, 2015 referred to education

S3909 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§817 & 2803, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S1048
2011-2012: S138A
2009-2010: S2537

S3909 - Summary

Requires dating violence education and dating violence policies in school districts, boards of cooperative educational services and county vocational education and extension boards; establishes that "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; requires the department, in conjunction with the office for the prevention of domestic violence, to assist schools in developing a policy for dating violence incidents; requires such education to be taught to students regarding dating violence in the annual health curriculum framework for students in grades 7 through 12.

S3909 - Sponsor Memo

S3909 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3909

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 20, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- 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 "Kari Ann Gorman act."
  S 2. Legislative findings and intent.  The legislature  finds,  deter-
mines  and  declares that when a student is a victim of dating violence,
his or her academic life suffers and his or  her  safety  at  school  is
jeopardized.  The  legislature finds that a policy to create an environ-
ment free of dating violence shall be a part of each school district. It
is the intent of the legislature to enact legislation that would require
each school district to establish a policy for responding  to  incidents
of dating violence and to provide dating violence education to students,
parents,  staff,  faculty and administrators, in order to prevent dating
violence and to address incidents involving dating violence.
  S 3. The education law is amended by adding a new section 817 to  read
as follows:
  S  817.  DATING  VIOLENCE  EDUCATION.    1. EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL
INCORPORATE DATING VIOLENCE EDUCATION THAT IS AGE-APPROPRIATE  INTO  THE
ANNUAL  HEALTH CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES SEVEN THROUGH
TWELVE.
  (A) DATING VIOLENCE EDUCATION SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT  BE  LIMITED  TO,
DEFINING  DATING VIOLENCE, RECOGNIZING DATING VIOLENCE WARNING SIGNS 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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08863-01-5

S3909A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§817 & 2803, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S1048
2011-2012: S138A
2009-2010: S2537

S3909A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires dating violence education and dating violence policies in school districts, boards of cooperative educational services and county vocational education and extension boards; establishes that "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; requires the department, in conjunction with the office for the prevention of domestic violence, to assist schools in developing a policy for dating violence incidents; requires such education to be taught to students regarding dating violence in the annual health curriculum framework for students in grades 7 through 12.

S3909A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3909A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3909--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 20, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Education -- recommitted
  to the Committee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

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 "Kari Ann Gorman act."
  S 2. Legislative findings and intent.  The legislature  finds,  deter-
mines  and  declares that when a student is a victim of dating violence,
his or her academic life suffers and his or  her  safety  at  school  is
jeopardized.  The  legislature finds that a policy to create an environ-
ment free of dating violence shall be a part of each school district. It
is the intent of the legislature to enact legislation that would require
each school district to establish a policy for responding  to  incidents
of dating violence and to provide dating violence education to students,
parents,  staff,  faculty and administrators, in order to prevent dating
violence and to address incidents involving dating violence.
  S 3. The education law is amended by adding a new section 817 to  read
as follows:
  S  817.  DATING  VIOLENCE  EDUCATION.    1. EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL
INCORPORATE DATING VIOLENCE EDUCATION THAT IS AGE-APPROPRIATE  INTO  THE
ANNUAL  HEALTH CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES SEVEN THROUGH
TWELVE.
  (A) DATING VIOLENCE EDUCATION SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT  BE  LIMITED  TO,
DEFINING  DATING VIOLENCE, RECOGNIZING DATING VIOLENCE WARNING SIGNS AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08863-02-6

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