senate Bill S4342

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2018 committed to rules
Jan 17, 2018 advanced to third reading
Jan 16, 2018 2nd report cal.
Jan 09, 2018 1st report cal.132
Jan 03, 2018 referred to children and families
Jun 21, 2017 committed to rules
Apr 24, 2017 advanced to third reading
Apr 09, 2017 2nd report cal.
Apr 04, 2017 1st report cal.545
Feb 10, 2017 referred to children and families

Votes

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Jan 9, 2018 - Children and Families committee Vote

S4342
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Children and Families Committee Vote: Jan 9, 2018

Apr 4, 2017 - Children and Families committee Vote

S4342
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Children and Families Committee Vote: Apr 4, 2017

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S4342 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5371
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1125, 1128-a & 1133, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
A10508

S4342 (ACTIVE) - 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.

S4342 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4342 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4342

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 10, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BROOKS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families

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.
  6. "Administrator" or "school administrator" shall mean a principal of
a public OR PRIVATE school,  charter  school  or  board  of  cooperative
educational services, or other chief school officer.

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

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