assembly Bill A5371

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires school administrators in private schools to report allegations of child abuse in an educational setting

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to codes
Jun 06, 2017 reported referred to codes
Feb 08, 2017 referred to education

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A5371 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4342
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง1125, 1128-a & 1133, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
A10508

A5371 - Summary

Requires school administrators in private schools to report allegations of child abuse in an educational setting; includes private schools in the reporting requirements relating to child abuse in an educational setting.

A5371 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5371

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 8, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. THIELE, McDONOUGH, FINCH, BICHOTTE, JAFFEE, RAIA,
  MURRAY, MONTESANO, GIGLIO, BRABENEC, KEARNS, LUPINACCI, CASTORINA, RA,
  CROUCH,  HUNTER -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BUTLER, COOK, ENGLE-
  BRIGHT, McLAUGHLIN, PALMESANO -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education  law,  in  relation  to  requiring  school
  administrators in private schools to report allegations of child abuse
  in an educational setting

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 2, 5 and 6 of section 1125  of  the  education
law,  subdivisions  2  and 6 as added by chapter 180 of the laws of 2000
and subdivision 5 as amended by section 1 of part E of  chapter  501  of
the laws of 2012, are amended to read as follows:
  2.  "Child"  shall  mean  a  person  under the age of twenty-one years
enrolled in a school  district  in  this  state,  other  than  a  school
district  within  a  city having a population of one million or more, OR
ANY PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF TWENTY-ONE ENROLLED IN A PRIVATE  SCHOOL  IN
THIS STATE.
  5.  "Educational  setting"  shall  mean  the building and grounds of a
public school district OR PRIVATE SCHOOL, the vehicles provided  by  the
school  district OR PRIVATE SCHOOL for the transportation of students to
and from school buildings, field trips, co-curricular and extra-curricu-
lar activities both on and off school district grounds, all  co-curricu-
lar  and  extra-curricular  activity sites, and any other location where
direct contact between an employee or volunteer and a child has alleged-
ly occurred. Such term shall not include a special act  school  district
as  defined  in section four thousand one of this chapter which shall be
subject to article eleven of the social services law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09593-01-7

A. 5371                             2

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