senate Bill S6438

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to including private, religious or denominational educational institutions to the "dignity for all students act"

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to education
May 19, 2017 referred to education

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S6438 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§10, 11 & 17, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S3696
2021-2022: S722

S6438 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to including private, religious or denominational educational institutions in the "dignity for all students act".

S6438 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6438 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6438

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 19, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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  including  private,
  religious  or  denominational educational institutions to the "dignity
  for all students act"

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

  Section 1. Section 10 of the education law, as added by chapter 482 of
the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  § 10. Legislative intent. The legislature finds that students' ability
to  learn and to meet high academic standards, and a school's ability to
educate its students, are compromised by incidents of discrimination  or
harassment  including  bullying,  taunting or intimidation. It is hereby
declared to be the policy of the state to afford all students [in public
schools] an environment  free  of  discrimination  and  harassment.  The
purpose of this article is to foster civility in [public] schools and to
prevent  and  prohibit  conduct  which  is  inconsistent with a school's
educational mission.
  § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 11 of the education  law,  as  added  by
chapter 482 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  1.  "School property" shall mean in or within any building, structure,
athletic playing field, playground, parking lot, or land contained with-
in the real property boundary  line  of  [a  public]  AN  elementary  or
secondary  school;  or  in or on a school bus, as defined in section one
hundred forty-two of the vehicle and traffic law.
  § 3. Section 17 of the education law, as added by chapter 482  of  the
laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  § 17. Application. Nothing in this article shall[:
  1.  Apply  to  private, religious or denominational educational insti-
tutions; or

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10952-02-7

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