senate Bill S1355B

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to enacting Jacobe's law

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (18)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 28, 2018 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.534
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 03, 2018 referred to education
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 19, 2017 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 14, 2017 ordered to third reading cal.1695
Jun 13, 2017 print number 1355b
Jun 13, 2017 amend and recommit to rules
Jun 08, 2017 print number 1355a
Jun 08, 2017 amend and recommit to rules
Jun 06, 2017 reported and committed to rules
Jan 09, 2017 referred to education

Votes

view votes

Feb 28, 2018 - Rules committee Vote

S1355B
25
0
committee
25
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show Rules committee vote details

Jun 14, 2017 - Rules committee Vote

S1355B
22
0
committee
22
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show Rules committee vote details

Jun 6, 2017 - Education committee Vote

S1355
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
show committee vote details

Co-Sponsors

S1355 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §15-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S8020

S1355 - Summary

Relates to enacting Jacobe's Law in relation to requiring school administrators to contact the parents or guardians of students when bullying or harassment has occurred.

S1355 - Sponsor Memo

S1355 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1355

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. TEDISCO, MARCHIONE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in  relation  to  enacting  "Jacobe's
  law"

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Jacobe's law."
  § 2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 15-a to read
as follows:
  § 15-A. REPORTING BY SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS. 1. SCHOOL  ADMINISTRATORS,
AS  DEFINED  BY SUBDIVISION SIX OF SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE OF
THIS TITLE, SHALL MAKE A GOOD FAITH EFFORT  TO  CONTACT  THE  PARENT  OR
GUARDIAN  OF  A  STUDENT  IMMEDIATELY  FOLLOWING A REPORT OF BULLYING OR
HARASSMENT OR A REASONABLE CAUSE TO SUSPECT AN INCIDENT OF  BULLYING  OR
HARASSMENT  OF  THE  STUDENT.  "HARASSMENT"  AND  "BULLYING"  SHALL MEAN
HARASSMENT AND BULLYING AS DEFINED UNDER SUBDIVISION  SEVEN  OF  SECTION
ELEVEN OF THIS ARTICLE.
  2.  THE  SCHOOL  ADMINISTRATOR SHALL CONTACT THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN BY
TELEPHONE, ELECTRONIC MAIL, REGULAR MAIL OR OTHER MEANS.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03008-01-7

Co-Sponsors

S1355A - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §15-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S8020

S1355A - Summary

Relates to enacting Jacobe's Law in relation to requiring school administrators to contact the parents or guardians of students when bullying or harassment has occurred.

S1355A - Sponsor Memo

S1355A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 1355--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  TEDISCO,  MARCHIONE,  RITCHIE  --  read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Education  --  reported favorably from said committee and committed to
  the Committee on Rules -- committee discharged, bill amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the education law, in relation to enacting "Jacobe's
  law"

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Jacobe's law."
  § 2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 15-a to read
as follows:
  §  15-A. REPORTING BY SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS. 1. SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS,
OR THE SCHOOL EMPLOYEE CHARGED WITH  RECEIVING  REPORTS  OF  HARASSMENT,
BULLYING  AND  DISCRIMINATION,  SHALL  MAKE  A REASONABLE AND GOOD FAITH
EFFORT TO CONTACT THE PARENTS OR GUARDIANS OF THE STUDENTS  INVOLVED  IN
AN  INCIDENT  OF  BULLYING  OR HARASSMENT AFTER VERIFYING, IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE, THAT SUCH INCIDENT HAS OCCURRED.
  2. THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR SHALL CONTACT THE PARENT  OR  GUARDIAN  BY
TELEPHONE, ELECTRONIC MAIL, REGULAR MAIL OR OTHER MEANS.
  3. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  A.  "SCHOOL  ADMINISTRATOR"  SHALL  HAVE  THE SAME MEANING AS THE TERM
DEFINED BY SUBDIVISION SIX OF SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE OF THIS
TITLE;
  B. "SCHOOL EMPLOYEE" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SPECIFIED IN PARA-
GRAPH A OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION THIRTEEN OF THIS ARTICLE; AND
  C. "HARASSMENT" AND "BULLYING" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS  DEFINED
UNDER SUBDIVISION SEVEN OF SECTION ELEVEN OF THIS ARTICLE.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03008-02-7

Co-Sponsors

view additional co-sponsors

S1355B (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §15-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S8020

S1355B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to enacting Jacobe's Law in relation to requiring school administrators to contact the parents or guardians of students when bullying or harassment has occurred.

S1355B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1355B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 1355--B

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  TEDISCO,  MARCHIONE,  RITCHIE  --  read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Education  --  reported favorably from said committee and committed to
  the Committee on Rules -- committee discharged, bill amended,  ordered
  reprinted  as  amended  and recommitted to said committee -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in  relation  to  enacting  "Jacobe's
  law"

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Jacobe's law."
  § 2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 15-a to read
as follows:
  § 15-A. REPORTING BY SCHOOL EMPLOYEES. 1. SCHOOL EMPLOYEES, AS DEFINED
IN PARAGRAPH A OF SUBDIVISION  THREE  OF  THIS  SECTION,  SHALL  MAKE  A
REASONABLE  AND GOOD FAITH EFFORT TO CONTACT THE PARENTS OR GUARDIANS OF
THE STUDENTS INVOLVED IN AN INCIDENT OF  BULLYING  OR  HARASSMENT  AFTER
VERIFYING,  IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE, THAT SUCH
INCIDENT HAS OCCURRED.
  2. THE SCHOOL EMPLOYEE SHALL CONTACT THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN  BY  TELE-
PHONE, ELECTRONIC MAIL, REGULAR MAIL OR OTHER MEANS.
  3. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  A.  "SCHOOL  EMPLOYEE" SHALL MEAN THE PRINCIPAL, SUPERINTENDENT OR THE
PRINCIPAL'S OR SUPERINTENDENT'S DESIGNEE WHO IS CHARGED  WITH  RECEIVING
REPORTS  OF  HARASSMENT,  BULLYING AND DISCRIMINATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH
PARAGRAPH A OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION THIRTEEN OF THIS ARTICLE.
  B. "HARASSMENT" AND "BULLYING" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS  DEFINED
UNDER SUBDIVISION SEVEN OF SECTION ELEVEN OF THIS ARTICLE.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03008-04-7

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.