senate Bill S8637A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits discrimination of students on school property or at a school function based on religious attire, clothing or facial hair

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 03, 2022 committed to rules
May 02, 2022 advanced to third reading
Apr 27, 2022 2nd report cal.
Apr 26, 2022 1st report cal.834
Apr 20, 2022 print number 8637a
Apr 20, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to education
Mar 23, 2022 referred to education

Votes

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Apr 26, 2022 - Education committee Vote

S8637A
13
0
committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Education Committee Vote: Apr 26, 2022

aye wr (1)
excused (1)

S8637 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §12, Ed L

S8637 - Summary

Prohibits discrimination of students on school property or at a school function based on religious attire, clothing or facial hair.

S8637 - Sponsor Memo

S8637 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8637
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 23, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- 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 prohibiting  discrimi-
   nation of students on school property or at a school function based on
   religious attire
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 11 of the education law is amended by adding a  new
 subdivision 11 to read as follows:
   11.  "RELIGIOUS  ATTIRE"  SHALL  MEAN ANY ATTIRE, CLOTHING, HAIRSTYLE,
 FACIAL HAIRSTYLE, OR HEAD COVERING WORN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE  REQUIRE-
 MENTS OF AN INDIVIDUAL'S RELIGION.
   §  2.  Subdivision 1 of section 12 of the education law, as amended by
 chapter 102 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
   1. No student shall be subjected to harassment or bullying by  employ-
 ees  or  students  on school property or at a school function; nor shall
 any student be subjected to discrimination based on a person's actual or
 perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group,  religion,
 religious  practice,  RELIGIOUS  ATTIRE, disability, sexual orientation,
 gender, or sex by school employees or students on school property or  at
 a  school  function.  Nothing  in this subdivision shall be construed to
 prohibit a denial of admission into, or  exclusion  from,  a  course  of
 instruction  based  on a person's gender that would be permissible under
 section thirty-two hundred one-a or paragraph (a) of subdivision two  of
 section  twenty-eight hundred fifty-four of this chapter and title IX of
 the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. section 1681, et. seq.),  or
 to  prohibit,  as discrimination based on disability, actions that would
 be permissible under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06137-03-2


S8637A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §12, Ed L

S8637A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits discrimination of students on school property or at a school function based on religious attire, clothing or facial hair.

S8637A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8637A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8637--A
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 23, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Education  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee
 
 AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to prohibiting discrimi-
   nation of students on school property or at a school function based on
   religious attire, clothing or facial hair
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section  12  of the education law, as
 amended by chapter 102 of the laws  of  2012,  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   1.  No student shall be subjected to harassment or bullying by employ-
 ees or students on school property or at a school  function;  nor  shall
 any student be subjected to discrimination based on a person's actual or
 perceived  race,  color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion
 OR THE WEARING OF ANY ATTIRE, CLOTHING, OR  FACIAL  HAIR  IN  ACCORDANCE
 WITH  THE REQUIREMENTS OF HIS OR HER RELIGION, religious practice, disa-
 bility, sexual orientation,  gender,  or  sex  by  school  employees  or
 students  on  school  property  or at a school function. Nothing in this
 subdivision shall be construed to prohibit a denial of  admission  into,
 or  exclusion  from,  a course of instruction based on a person's gender
 that would be permissible under  section  thirty-two  hundred  one-a  or
 paragraph  (a) of subdivision two of section twenty-eight hundred fifty-
 four of this chapter and title IX of the Education  Amendments  of  1972
 (20  U.S.C.  section  1681, et. seq.), or to prohibit, as discrimination
 based on disability, actions that would be permissible under section 504
 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06137-04-2


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