senate Bill S2318A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Prohibits cyber-bullying

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 04, 2018 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 17, 2018 advanced to third reading
Jan 16, 2018 2nd report cal.
Jan 09, 2018 1st report cal.108
Jan 03, 2018 referred to education
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 15, 2017 referred to 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.1169
May 08, 2017 print number 2318a
May 08, 2017 amend (t) and recommit to education
Jan 13, 2017 referred to education

Votes

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Jan 9, 2018 - Education committee Vote

S2318A
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 23, 2017 - Education committee Vote

S2318A
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

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S2318 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9741
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §12-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6614
2013-2014: S2011
2015-2016: S865, A6127

S2318 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits a person from knowingly engaging in a repeated course of cyberbullying of a minor; guilty of an unclassified misdemeanor punishable by a fine not more than one thousand dollars, or by a period of imprisonment not to exceed one year, or both.

S2318 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2318 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2318

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  RANZENHOFER,  AVELLA, DeFRANCISCO, FUNKE, GOLDEN,
  LARKIN -- 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 prohibiting cyber-bul-
  lying

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent.  The legislature finds that:
  a. Bullying is a long-standing problem among school-aged  children  in
New  York state and throughout the nation. With increasing accessibility
to electronic means of communication, bullying has  transformed  from  a
predominantly school-based issue to a broader societal problem.
  b.  Researchers  have  demonstrated that bullying has long-term conse-
quences. Further, bullying goes beyond the classroom to bullying on  the
job, on athletic teams, on college campuses and the internet.
  c.  Experts  researching  bullying  have  suggested  that one tool for
schools to use  in  combatting  bullying  is  to  maintain  and  enforce
consistent  policies  against  bullying and harassment, including cyber-
bullying. Such enforcement is not always  possible  if  bullying  occurs
away from school or by a non-student.
  d.  Perpetrators  of  cyber-bullying  are  often  more  extreme in the
threats and taunts they inflict on their victims, as they do not actual-
ly see their victim's emotional reaction to the abuse and  believe  that
they are anonymous. Victims of cyber-bullying suffer very real and seri-
ous  harm  as  a  result  of  these  incidents,  often  showing signs of
depression, anxiety, social isolation, nervousness when interacting with
technology, low self-esteem and declining school  performance.  In  some
cases, victims attempt or commit suicide in part because of cyber-bully-
ing they've endured.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06130-01-7

Co-Sponsors

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S2318A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9741
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §12-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6614
2013-2014: S2011
2015-2016: S865, A6127

S2318A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits a person from knowingly engaging in a repeated course of cyberbullying of a minor; guilty of an unclassified misdemeanor punishable by a fine not more than one thousand dollars, or by a period of imprisonment not to exceed one year, or both.

S2318A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2318A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 2318--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  RANZENHOFER, ADDABBO, AVELLA, DeFRANCISCO, FUNKE,
  GOLDEN, LARKIN, RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered  printed,  and  when
  printed  to  be  committed  to the Committee on Education -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to prohibiting  cyberbul-
  lying

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent.  The legislature finds that:
  a. Bullying is a long-standing problem among school-aged  children  in
New  York state and throughout the nation. With increasing accessibility
to electronic means of communication, bullying has  transformed  from  a
predominantly school-based issue to a broader societal problem.
  b.  Researchers  have  demonstrated that bullying has long-term conse-
quences. Further, bullying goes beyond the classroom to bullying on  the
job, on athletic teams, on college campuses and the internet.
  c.  Experts  researching  bullying  have  suggested  that one tool for
schools to use  in  combatting  bullying  is  to  maintain  and  enforce
consistent  policies  against  bullying and harassment, including cyber-
bullying. Such enforcement is not always  possible  if  bullying  occurs
away from school or by a non-student.
  d. Perpetrators of cyberbullying are often more extreme in the threats
and  taunts  they  inflict on their victims, as they do not actually see
their victim's emotional reaction to the abuse and believe that they are
anonymous. Victims of cyberbullying suffer very real and serious harm as
a result of these incidents, often showing signs of depression, anxiety,
social isolation, nervousness  when  interacting  with  technology,  low
self-esteem  and  declining  school  performance. In some cases, victims
attempt or commit suicide in part because of the  cyberbullying  they've
endured.

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

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