senate Bill S3696

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to including private, religious or denominational educational institutions to the "dignity for all students act"

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to education
Feb 12, 2019 referred to education

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S3696 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§10, 11 & 17, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S6438
2021-2022: S722

S3696 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to including private, religious or denominational educational institutions in the "dignity for all students act".

S3696 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3696 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3696

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 12, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. HOYLMAN, ADDABBO, KENNEDY, MAYER -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Education

AN  ACT  to  amend  the education law, in relation to including private,
  religious or denominational educational institutions to  the  "dignity
  for all students act"

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

  Section 1. Section 10 of the education law, as added by chapter 482 of
the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  § 10. Legislative intent. The legislature finds that students' ability
to learn and to meet high academic standards, and a school's ability  to
educate  its students, are compromised by incidents of discrimination or
harassment including bullying, taunting or intimidation.  It  is  hereby
declared to be the policy of the state to afford all students [in public
schools]  an  environment  free  of  discrimination  and harassment. The
purpose of this article is to foster civility in [public] schools and to
prevent and prohibit conduct  which  is  inconsistent  with  a  school's
educational mission.
  §  2.  Subdivision  1  of section 11 of the education law, as added by
chapter 482 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  1. "School property" shall mean in or within any building,  structure,
athletic playing field, playground, parking lot, or land contained with-
in  the  real  property  boundary  line  of  [a public] AN elementary or
secondary school; or in or on a school bus, as defined  in  section  one
hundred forty-two of the vehicle and traffic law.
  §  3.  Section 17 of the education law, as added by chapter 482 of the
laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  § 17. Application. Nothing in this article shall[:
  1. Apply to private, religious or  denominational  educational  insti-
tutions; or

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

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