|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 06, 2018||referred to education|
senate Bill S7678
Current Bill Status - In Senate Education Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7678 - Details
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S7678 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7678 TITLE OF BILL : An act to establish a task force to explore the effects of cyber-bullying in New York state and potential measures to address such effects PURPOSE : This bill would create a task force of parents or guardians, school employees, volunteers, students, administrators, or community representatives to explore and address the impact of cyber-bullying. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 establishes a task force to study cyberbullying and its impact and provides the scope of the task force's study. § 2 of this bill delegates appointing authority of the task force. § 3 of this bill stipulates that the task force must report its findings within 180 days after the effective date of this bill and annually for the next three years. § 4 of this bill is the effective date. JUSTIFICATION :
S7678 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7678 I N S E N A T E February 6, 2018 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KAMINSKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT to establish a task force to explore the effects of cyber-bully- ing in New York state and potential measures to address such effects THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. A task force is hereby established to conduct a comprehen- sive study on the effects of, and potential methods to address, cyber- bullying. The scope of such study shall include: a. processes that school districts can use to develop a policy that prohibits cyber-bullying, such as a process that includes representation of parents or guardians, school employees, volunteers, students, admin- istrators, or community representatives; b. procedures for school districts to implement that assist individ- uals in reporting an act of cyber-bullying; c. procedures for school districts to implement to ensure prompt and thorough investigations of reports of cyber-bullying; d. identifying existing staff that may be able to assist a school district in responding to an incident of cyber-bullying, such as counse- lor services, support services, or intervention services; e. the potential use of a statement in a cyber-bullying policy that prohibits reprisals or retaliation against any person who reports an act of cyber-bullying and the consequence and appropriate remedial action for a person who engages in reprisal or retaliation; f. how often a school district should conduct a reevaluation and review of its cyber-bullying policy; g. additional methods school districts can use, such as grants, to fund a program regarding cyber-bullying; h. identifying the most common victims of cyber-bullying by age, ethnicity, religion, gender, or any other identifying characteristic the members of the task force deem relevant; i. determining the most common mediums used in cases of cyber-bully- ing, including but not limited to, text messages, websites, and social media; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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