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A01239 Summary:

BILL NOA01239
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORRosenthal L
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §10-137, NYC Ad Cd
 
Requires that school anti-harassment policies are enforced in compliance with the regulations of the chancellor of the New York city department of education.
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A01239 Actions:

BILL NOA01239
 
01/13/2023referred to education
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A01239 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A1239
 
SPONSOR: Rosenthal L
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring that school anti-harassment policies are enforced in compliance with the regulations of the chancellor of the New York city department of education   PURPOSE: This bill affords all students an environment free of any harassment that substantially interferes with their education, regardless of the basis of the harassment, and free of discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, physical characteristic, medical condition, economic circumstance, school performance, national origin, ethnic group, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one amends Paragraph 3 of subdivision c of section 10-137 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 42 of the city of New York for the year 2004. Section two sets forth the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: In 2004 the New York City Council enacted Local Law 42 in relation to prohibiting acts of harassment at schools similar to the statewide Dignity for All Students Act which is currently pending in the State legislature. On September 3, 2008 the New York City Department of Educa- tion issued regulation A-832 to assist in the compliance of Local Law 42. The regulation outlines procedures for the reporting and investi- gation of bias and harassment in New York City Schools. On July 1, 2009 the New York Daily News reported the Department of Education has not implemented the regulations. Both the Sikh Coalition and the NYCLU have issued reports outlining the problem. The continues to be continued harassment of students based on religion, gender identi- ty, language ability, sexual orientation and many other forms. One report surveyed 1,100 students and teachers and found a quarter of students were victims of bias-based harassment and many were unaware of reporting procedures. Department of Education surveys filled out by 400,000 students showed that 74 percent students in 2008 and 71 percent in 2009 reported bullying in schools. This legislation will ensure that the New York City Department of Education follows its own guidelines.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2021-22: A.2309 - Referred to Education 2019-20: A.742 - Referred to Education 2017-18: A.4089 - Referred to Education 2015-16: A.826 - Referred to Education 2013-14: A.267 - Referred to Education 2011-12: A.1452 - Referred to Education
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A01239 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          1239
 
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 13, 2023
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Education
 
        AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
          relation   to  requiring  that  school  anti-harassment  policies  are
          enforced in compliance with the regulations of the chancellor  of  the
          New York city department of education

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Paragraph 3 of subdivision  c  of  section  10-137  of  the
     2  administrative  code  of  the  city  of  New York, as added by local law
     3  number 42 of the city of New York for the year 2004, is amended to  read
     4  as follows:
     5    3.  The  chancellor of the city public school system shall appoint the
     6  principal of each school as the  person  responsible  for  ensuring  the
     7  dissemination  of  the  anti-harassment  policies  and guidelines to all
     8  staff of each school, all school safety officers,  all  members  of  the
     9  school safety committee, and to all students and their parents or guard-
    10  ians,  and for providing training to pedagogical staff and school safety
    11  officers. Such principal shall also ensure that  the  name  and  contact
    12  information of a school employee who can provide copies of such policies
    13  and  guidelines  is  made available to all students, parents, guardians,
    14  staff and to the school safety committee. Such principal  shall  oversee
    15  enforcement  of  the  anti-harassment  policies  and guidelines so as to
    16  assure compliance with the regulations promulgated by the chancellor  of
    17  the  New  York city department of education, including regulation A-832.
    18  Such principal may designate a subordinate to  assume  the  responsibil-
    19  ities required by this paragraph.
    20    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00954-01-3
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