senate Bill S2552

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides increased penalties and education for hazing, underage drinking and drug use within athletic teams, fraternities and sororities at college campuses

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 06, 2018 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 29, 2018 advanced to third reading
Jan 23, 2018 2nd report cal.
Jan 22, 2018 1st report cal.238
Jan 03, 2018 referred to higher education
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 08, 2017 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 05, 2017 advanced to third reading
May 24, 2017 2nd report cal.
May 23, 2017 1st report cal.1241
Jan 13, 2017 referred to higher education

Votes

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Jan 22, 2018 - Higher Education committee Vote

S2552
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Higher Education Committee Vote: Jan 22, 2018

aye wr (1)

May 23, 2017 - Higher Education committee Vote

S2552
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Higher Education Committee Vote: May 23, 2017

aye wr (1)

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S2552 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5094
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6430 & 6431, add §§6438-a & 6438-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S2527
2011-2012: S1937
2013-2014: S4469, A8859
2015-2016: S486, A2105
2019-2020: A3967
2021-2022: A8901

S2552 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires colleges to educate the campus community on bias-related crime, hazing, underage drinking and illegal drug use; expands authority of colleges to regulate conduct by college and student government organizations and clubs, athletic teams and clubs, alumni organizations, fraternities, sororities, and any other organization that has access to and use of the college facilities; requires colleges to adopt rules prohibiting hazing, underage drinking and illegal drug use; requires colleges to inform incoming students of and to train residence hall staff in the prohibitions against hazing, underage drinking and illegal drug use (view more) requires colleges to establish penalties for hazing, underage drinking and illegal drug use.

S2552 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2552 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2552

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  LAVALLE, FUNKE -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to hazing, serving  alco-
  hol to minors and illegal drug offenses

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 6430  of  the  education  law,  as
amended by chapter 75 of the laws of 2004, is amended and a new subdivi-
sion 7 is added to read as follows:
  1. The trustees or other governing board of every college chartered by
the  regents or incorporated by special act of the legislature and which
maintains a campus, unless otherwise provided, shall adopt written rules
for implementing all policies required pursuant to this article and  for
the  maintenance  of  public order on college campuses and other college
property used for educational purposes and provide  a  program  for  the
enforcement  thereof. Such rules shall prohibit, among other things, any
action or situation which  recklessly  or  intentionally  endangers  THE
mental  or physical health [or involves the forced consumption of liquor
or drugs for the purpose of initiation  into  or  affiliation  with  any
organization] OF ANY INDIVIDUAL.  Such rules shall govern the conduct of
students,  faculty  and other staff as well as visitors and other licen-
sees and invitees on such campuses and  property.    The  penalties  for
violations  of  such  rules shall be clearly set forth therein and shall
include provisions for the ejection of a violator from such  campus  and
property,  in  the  case  of  a  student  or faculty violator his or her
suspension, expulsion, or other appropriate disciplinary action, and  in
the  case  of an organization which authorizes such conduct, recision of
permission for that organization to operate  on  campus  property.  Such
penalties  shall be in addition to any penalty pursuant to the penal law
or any other law to which a violator or organization may be subject.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07976-01-7

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