assembly Bill A5842

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to child abuse in an educational setting

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 13, 2019 signed chap.164
Aug 12, 2019 delivered to governor
Mar 25, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.238
substituted for s273a
Mar 14, 2019 referred to children and families
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Mar 07, 2019 advanced to third reading cal.120
Mar 05, 2019 reported
Feb 27, 2019 reported referred to codes
Feb 20, 2019 referred to education

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A5842 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S273
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1126, 1132 & 1134, Ed L (as proposed in S.7372-B & A.8485-B)

A5842 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to child abuse in an educational setting; clarifies that it includes individuals employed by a school and individuals employed by a person or entity that contracts with a school to provide transportation services.

A5842 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5842

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 20, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. NOLAN -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation  to  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. Subdivision 1-a of section 1126 of the  education  law,  as
added  by  a  chapter  of  the  laws of 2018, amending the education law
relating to child abuse in an educational setting, as proposed in legis-
lative bills numbers S. 7372-B and A. 8485-B,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  1-a.  (i) In any case where an oral or written allegation is made to a
school bus driver employed by a  SCHOOL  OR  A  person  or  entity  that
contracts  with  a school to provide transportation services to children
that a child has been subjected to child abuse by an employee or  volun-
teer  in  an educational setting, such driver shall upon receipt of such
allegation, promptly report or cause a report to be made to his  or  her
supervisor employed by such SCHOOL OR contracting person or entity.
  (ii) In any case where an oral or written report or allegation is made
to  a  supervisor who is employed by a SCHOOL OR A person or entity that
contracts with a school to provide transportation services  to  children
from a person employed by the SCHOOL OR THE contracted person or entity,
that  a  child  in  such  school has been subjected to child abuse by an
employee or volunteer in an educational setting, such  supervisor  shall
upon  receipt  of  such allegation promptly complete a written report of
such allegation including the full name  of  the  child  alleged  to  be
abused;  the name of the child's parent or guardian; the identity of the
person making the allegation and their relationship to the alleged child
victim; the name of the employee or volunteer against whom  the  allega-
tion  was made; and a listing of the specific allegations of child abuse
in an educational setting. Such written report shall be upon a  form  as

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