Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 14, 2018
referred to governmental operations
Assembly Bill A9846
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
Carmen De La Rosa
2017-A9846 (ACTIVE) - Details
2017-A9846 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 9846 I N A S S E M B L Y February 14, 2018 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. BARRETT -- read once and referred to the Commit- tee on Governmental Operations AN ACT to establish a task force to explore the effects of cyber-bully- ing in New York state and potential measures to address such effects THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. A task force is hereby established to conduct a comprehen- sive study on the effects of, and potential methods to address, cyber- bullying. The scope of such study shall include: a. processes that school districts can use to develop a policy that prohibits cyber-bullying, such as a process that includes representation of parents or guardians, school employees, volunteers, students, admin- istrators, or community representatives; b. procedures for school districts to implement that assist individ- uals in reporting an act of cyber-bullying; c. procedures for school districts to implement to ensure prompt and thorough investigations of reports of cyber-bullying; d. identifying existing staff that may be able to assist a school district in responding to an incident of cyber-bullying, such as counse- lor services, support services, or intervention services; e. the potential use of a statement in a cyber-bullying policy that prohibits reprisals or retaliation against any person who reports an act of cyber-bullying and the consequence and appropriate remedial action for a person who engages in reprisal or retaliation; f. how often a school district should conduct a reevaluation and review of its cyber-bullying policy; g. additional methods school districts can use, such as grants, to fund a program regarding cyber-bullying; h. identifying the most common victims of cyber-bullying by age, ethnicity, religion, gender, or any other identifying characteristic the members of the task force deem relevant; i. determining the most common mediums used in cases of cyber-bully- ing, including but not limited to, text messages, websites, and social media; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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