senate Bill S4781A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring a principal, superintendent or a principal's or superintendent's designee to notify law enforcement if they believe a hate crime is occurring

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 03, 2020 advanced to third reading
Jan 29, 2020 2nd report cal.
Jan 28, 2020 1st report cal.302
Jan 23, 2020 print number 4781a
Jan 23, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to education
Jan 08, 2020 referred to education
Mar 25, 2019 referred to education

Votes

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Jan 28, 2020 - Education committee Vote

S4781A
13
0
committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Education Committee Vote: Jan 28, 2020

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S4781 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S8199
2011-2012: S1176
2013-2014: S1640
2015-2016: S1727
2017-2018: S3649

S4781 - Summary

Requires a principal, superintendent or a principal's or superintendent's designee to notify law enforcement if they believe a hate crime is occurring.

S4781 - Sponsor Memo

S4781 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4781

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 25, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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  requiring  school
  district  and  board  of cooperative educational services officials to
  report bias related offenses to law enforcement agencies

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 3214-a
to read as follows:
  §  3214-A.  REPORTS  OF  BIAS-RELATED OFFENSES. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY
PROVISION OF THIS CHAPTER TO THE CONTRARY, UPON RECEIPT  BY  A  TEACHER,
ADMINISTRATOR OR OTHER EMPLOYEE OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR BOARD OF COOPER-
ATIVE  EDUCATIONAL SERVICES OF ANY REPORT OF THE ALLEGED COMMISSION OF A
BIAS RELATED OFFENSE COMMITTED UPON THE PROPERTY OF SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICT
OR BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, THE TEACHER, ADMINISTRATOR
OR OTHER EMPLOYEE SHALL IMMEDIATELY REPORT  THE  ALLEGED  COMMISSION  OF
SUCH  BIAS  RELATED OFFENSE TO A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY HAVING JURISDIC-
TION OVER SUCH OFFENSE. EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT  OR  BOARD  OF  COOPERATIVE
EDUCATIONAL  SERVICES  SHALL  COOPERATE  WITH ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY
INVESTIGATING AND PROSECUTING A BIAS RELATED OFFENSE.
  2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "BIAS RELATED OFFENSE" SHALL MEAN
ANY OFFENSE, WHICH IF COMMITTED BY AN ADULT,  WOULD  CONSTITUTE  A  HATE
CRIME AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION 485.05 OF THE PENAL LAW.
  3.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL PROMULGATE AND DISTRIBUTE TO EVERY SCHOOL
DISTRICT AND BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES  SUCH  RULES  AND
REGULATIONS  AS  SHALL  BE NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS
SECTION AND ENSURE COMPLIANCE THEREWITH.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately, provided,  however,  that
subdivision  1  of  section  3214-a  of  the  education law, as added by
section one of this act, shall take effect on  the  first  of  September
next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.

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

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S4781A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S8199
2011-2012: S1176
2013-2014: S1640
2015-2016: S1727
2017-2018: S3649

S4781A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires a principal, superintendent or a principal's or superintendent's designee to notify law enforcement if they believe a hate crime is occurring.

S4781A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4781A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4781--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 25, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education  --  recommitted
  to the Committee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring a principal,
  superintendent or a principal's or superintendent's designee to notify
  law enforcement if they believe a hate crime is occurring

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

  Section 1. Paragraph i of subdivision 1 of section 13 of the education
law,  as added by chapter 102 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as
follows:
  i. require the principal, superintendent or the principal's or  super-
intendent's  designee,  to  notify  promptly  the  appropriate local law
enforcement agency when such principal, superintendent  or  the  princi-
pal's or superintendent's designee, believes that any harassment, bully-
ing or discrimination constitutes criminal conduct. WHERE THE PRINCIPAL,
SUPERINTENDENT  OR THE PRINCIPAL'S OR SUPERINTENDENT'S DESIGNEE BELIEVES
THAT ANY HARASSMENT,  BULLYING  OR  DISCRIMINATION  CONSTITUTES  A  HATE
CRIME, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION 485.05 OF THE PENAL LAW,
PROMPT  NOTIFICATION  TO  THE  APPROPRIATE  LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY
SHALL OCCUR WITHIN FORTY-EIGHT  HOURS  FROM  THE  TIME  SUCH  PRINCIPAL,
SUPERINTENDENT  OR THE PRINCIPAL'S OR SUPERINTENDENT'S DESIGNEE BELIEVES
THAT SUCH HARASSMENT, BULLYING  OR  DISCRIMINATION  CONSTITUTES  A  HATE
CRIME;
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07566-02-0

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