Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 05, 2018||
referred to education
Assembly Bill A9741
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-A9741 (ACTIVE) - Details
2017-A9741 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 9741 I N A S S E M B L Y February 5, 2018 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. D. ROSENTHAL, BRABENEC, CROUCH, ORTIZ, HOOPER, WILLIAMS, GALEF, COOK, ARROYO, COLTON, RAIA, McDONOUGH, MOSLEY, DICK- ENS, ABBATE -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. CRESPO, HEVESI -- read once and referred to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to prohibiting cyberbul- lying THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds that: a. Bullying is a long-standing problem among school-aged children in New York state and throughout the nation. With increasing accessibility to electronic means of communication, bullying has transformed from a predominantly school-based issue to a broader societal problem. b. Researchers have demonstrated that bullying has long-term conse- quences. Further, bullying goes beyond the classroom to bullying on the job, on athletic teams, on college campuses and the internet. c. Experts researching bullying have suggested that one tool for schools to use in combatting bullying is to maintain and enforce consistent policies against bullying and harassment, including cyber- bullying. Such enforcement is not always possible if bullying occurs away from school or by a non-student. d. Perpetrators of cyberbullying are often more extreme in the threats and taunts they inflict on their victims, as they do not actually see their victim's emotional reaction to the abuse and believe that they are anonymous. Victims of cyberbullying suffer very real and serious harm as a result of these incidents, often showing signs of depression, anxiety, social isolation, nervousness when interacting with technology, low self-esteem and declining school performance. In some cases, victims attempt or commit suicide in part because of the cyberbullying they've endured. e. Enactment of this act is necessary and appropriate to further ensure that New York state's public schools are safe and free from cyberbullying. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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