senate Bill S9074A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to enacting Jacobe's Law

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 19, 2018 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1993
Jun 15, 2018 print number 9074a
Jun 15, 2018 amend and recommit to rules
referred to rules

S9074 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8114
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §15-a, amd §16, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A10534
2019-2020: S760, A8259

S9074 - Summary

Relates to enacting Jacobe's Law in relation to requiring school administrators to contact the parents or guardians of students when bullying or harassment has occurred.

S9074 - Sponsor Memo

S9074 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9074

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 15, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. TEDISCO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the education law, in  relation  to  enacting  "Jacobe's
  law"

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Jacobe's law".
  § 2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 15-a to read
as follows:
  § 15-A. REPORTING BY SCHOOL EMPLOYEES. 1. SCHOOL EMPLOYEES, AS DEFINED
IN SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION, SHALL INVESTIGATE  AND  VERIFY,  IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE, THAT A REPORTED INCIDENT
OF HARASSMENT, BULLYING OR DISCRIMINATION HAS OCCURRED.
  2. UPON A VERIFIED INCIDENT OF HARASSMENT, BULLYING OR DISCRIMINATION,
A  LICENSED OR CERTIFIED SCHOOL COUNSELOR, SOCIAL WORKER OR PSYCHOLOGIST
SHALL DISCUSS WITH EACH STUDENT INVOLVED IN THE INCIDENT WHETHER  HE  OR
SHE  HAS ANY HEALTH, SAFETY OR PRIVACY CONCERNS WITH THE SCHOOL EMPLOYEE
MAKING A REASONABLE AND GOOD FAITH EFFORT TO CONTACT THEIR PARENT OR ANY
PERSON IN PARENTAL RELATION. ANY DISCUSSIONS SHALL BE IMMEDIATELY  DOCU-
MENTED BY SUCH SCHOOL COUNSELOR, SOCIAL WORKER OR PSYCHOLOGIST.
  3.  IF A STUDENT DOES NOT EXPRESS A HEALTH, SAFETY OR PRIVACY CONCERN,
THE SCHOOL EMPLOYEE SHALL MAKE A REASONABLE AND  GOOD  FAITH  EFFORT  TO
CONTACT  THE  PARENT  OR  PERSON  IN  PARENTAL  RELATION OF THE STUDENTS
INVOLVED IN THE INCIDENT BY TELEPHONE, EMAIL, MAIL  OR  OTHER  MEANS  TO
DISCUSS THE INCIDENT AND WAYS TO EFFECTIVELY ADDRESS THE SITUATION. IF A
STUDENT  DOES  EXPRESS  A HEALTH, SAFETY OR PRIVACY CONCERN, SUCH SCHOOL
COUNSELOR, SOCIAL WORKER OR PSYCHOLOGIST SHALL  DETERMINE,  USING  THEIR
PROFESSIONAL  JUDGEMENT,  IF  CONTACTING A STUDENT'S PARENT OR PERSON IN
PARENTAL RELATION WOULD BE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE STUDENT.
  4. AS USED IN THIS SECTION "SCHOOL EMPLOYEE" SHALL MEAN THE PRINCIPAL,
SUPERINTENDENT OR THE PRINCIPAL'S OR SUPERINTENDENT'S  DESIGNEE  WHO  IS
CHARGED  WITH  RECEIVING  REPORTS  OF HARASSMENT, BULLYING AND DISCRIMI-
NATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPH A  OF  SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  SECTION
THIRTEEN OF THIS ARTICLE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

S9074A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8114
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §15-a, amd §16, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A10534
2019-2020: S760, A8259

S9074A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to enacting Jacobe's Law in relation to requiring school administrators to contact the parents or guardians of students when bullying or harassment has occurred.

S9074A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S9074A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 9074--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 15, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. TEDISCO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Rules  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the education law, in relation to enacting "Jacobe's
  law"

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Jacobe's law".
  § 2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 15-a to read
as follows:
  § 15-A. REPORTING BY SCHOOL EMPLOYEES. 1. SCHOOL EMPLOYEES, AS DEFINED
IN  SUBDIVISION  FOUR  OF THIS SECTION, SHALL INVESTIGATE AND VERIFY, IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE, THAT A REPORTED INCIDENT
OF HARASSMENT, BULLYING OR DISCRIMINATION HAS OCCURRED.
  2. UPON A VERIFIED INCIDENT OF HARASSMENT, BULLYING OR DISCRIMINATION,
A LICENSED OR CERTIFIED SCHOOL COUNSELOR, SCHOOL SOCIAL  WORKER,  SCHOOL
PSYCHOLOGIST,  SCHOOL  NURSE,  PRINCIPAL  OR  ASSISTANT  PRINCIPAL SHALL
DISCUSS WITH EACH STUDENT INVOLVED IN THE INCIDENT WHETHER HE OR SHE HAS
ANY HEALTH, SAFETY OR PRIVACY CONCERNS WITH THE SCHOOL EMPLOYEE MAKING A
REASONABLE AND GOOD FAITH EFFORT TO CONTACT THEIR PARENT  OR  PERSON  IN
PARENTAL  RELATION.  ANY  DISCUSSIONS SHALL BE IMMEDIATELY DOCUMENTED BY
SUCH SCHOOL COUNSELOR, SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER, SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST, SCHOOL
NURSE, PRINCIPAL OR ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL.
  3. IF A STUDENT DOES NOT EXPRESS A HEALTH, SAFETY OR PRIVACY  CONCERN,
THE  SCHOOL  EMPLOYEE  SHALL  MAKE A REASONABLE AND GOOD FAITH EFFORT TO
CONTACT THE PARENT OR  PERSON  IN  PARENTAL  RELATION  OF  THE  STUDENTS
INVOLVED  IN  THE  INCIDENT  BY TELEPHONE, EMAIL, MAIL OR OTHER MEANS TO
DISCUSS THE INCIDENT AND WAYS TO EFFECTIVELY ADDRESS THE SITUATION. IF A
STUDENT DOES EXPRESS A HEALTH, SAFETY OR PRIVACY  CONCERN,  SUCH  SCHOOL
COUNSELOR,  SCHOOL  SOCIAL  WORKER,  SCHOOL  PSYCHOLOGIST, SCHOOL NURSE,
PRINCIPAL OR ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL SHALL DETERMINE,  USING  THEIR  PROFES-
SIONAL JUDGEMENT, IF CONTACTING A STUDENT'S PARENT OR PERSON IN PARENTAL
RELATION WOULD BE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE STUDENT.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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