senate Bill S8751

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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Jul 14, 2020 referred to rules

S8751 (ACTIVE) - Details

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Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A9846
2021-2022: S623, A2206

S8751 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S8751 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8751 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 14, 2020

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

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;
  and providing for the repeal of such provisions  upon  the  expiration


  Section 1. A temporary task force is hereby established to conduct and
submit a comprehensive study on the effects of, and potential methods to
address, cyber-bullying.  The scope of such study shall include:
  a. identifying the most common victims of cyber-bullying by age, race,
ethnicity, religion,  gender,  gender  identity  or  expression,  sexual
orientation  or  any other identifying characteristic the members of the
task force deem relevant;
  b. determining the most common mediums used in cases  of  cyber-bully-
ing,  including  but not limited to, text messages, websites, and social
  c. identifying the social and psychological effects of  cyber-bullying
on individuals;
  d.  recommendations, based upon the findings of the task force, on the
prevention of cyber-bullying;
  e. identifying ways in which the state can better  assist  individuals
who have been victims of cyber-bullying; and
  f.  identifying measures other states have taken to address cyber-bul-
  § 2. a. The task force shall consist of nine  members,  which  to  the
extent  practicable  shall be experts in the fields of child psychology,
technology, law enforcement, mental health, or social  services,  or  an
appropriate  field  related  to  the  mission  of  the task force, to be
appointed as follows:
  (1) five members appointed by the governor;
  (2) two members appointed by the temporary president of the senate;
  (3) two members appointed by the speaker of the assembly.

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


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