assembly Bill A3057

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes a task force to explore the effects of cyber-bullying in New York state and potential measures to address such effects

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A3057 (ACTIVE) - Details

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A3057 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a task force to explore the effects of cyber-bullying in New York state and potential measures to address such effects.

A3057 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3057

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 28, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. BARRETT, BUCHWALD, SEAWRIGHT, DE LA ROSA, WEPRIN
  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations

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;

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

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