|SAME AS||No Same As|
|Add §6450, Ed L; amd §837-a, Exec L|
|Requires colleges to report crimes occurring on their campuses or other property to local police; requires such information also be reported monthly to the division of criminal justice services for compilation in an annual report thereon, which report is to include findings and recommendations; conditions receipt of state aid to colleges upon submission of such reports.|
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NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A6161 SPONSOR: Curran
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law and the executive law, in relation to reports of crimes occurring on college campuses   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To have an organized accounting of and report to the Legislature of all crimes committed on State and private University and college campuses.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The education law is amended by adding a new section 6439 to require all criminal acts performed on college and university campuses to be reported to local police jurisdictions and to the Division of Criminal Justice Services. If a college fails to comply with the provisions of this section, such college shall not be eligible to receive any state aid or assistance until such failure is cured. Section 837-a of the executive law is amended by adding a new subdivi- sion 10 to read as follows: 10. (a) The division shall receive and compile the data furnished to it by colleges pursuant to section sixty-four hundred thirty-nine of the education law and shall publish such compilation of data in an annual report to the governor and the legislature on college campus crimes, which report shall include the division's findings and recommendations with respect thereto.   JUSTIFICATION: Many criminal acts on college campuses go unreported annually. Colleges and Universities within our state have a serious responsibility to Provide for the safety and well being of our young adults attending these institutions. Compilation and reporting of all criminal acts on College or University grounds are in many cases not reported to the proper local police for further investigation. The Division of Criminal Justice is authorized to report to the Legislature the extent and seri- ousness of all criminal activity and make recommendations to the Legis- lature on how to assist those institutions so that they may better protect their students and reduce college campus crime.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect 120 days after it shall have become a law; provided that the division of criminal justice services is authorized, effective immediately, to promulgate any and all regulations necessary for the timely implementation of this act.
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6161 2023-2024 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY April 3, 2023 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. CURRAN -- read once and referred to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the education law and the executive law, in relation to reports of crimes occurring on college campuses The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 6450 2 to read as follows: 3 § 6450. Reports of crimes occurring on college campuses. 1. Every 4 college chartered by the regents or incorporated by special act of the 5 legislature shall promptly report all criminal activity on its college 6 campuses and other college property used for educational purposes to the 7 local police agency having jurisdiction over the area in which such 8 campuses or property is located. Every such college shall also report 9 such information, on a monthly basis, to the division of criminal 10 justice services. 11 2. If a college fails to comply with the provisions of this section, 12 such college shall not be eligible to receive any state aid or assist- 13 ance until such failure is cured. 14 § 2. Section 837-a of the executive law is amended by adding a new 15 subdivision 10 to read as follows: 16 10. (a) The division shall receive and compile the data furnished to 17 it by colleges pursuant to section sixty-four hundred fifty of the 18 education law and shall publish such compilation of data in an annual 19 report to the governor and the legislature on college campus crime, 20 which report shall include the division's findings and recommendations 21 with respect thereto. 22 (b) The division shall promulgate such rules and regulations as may be 23 necessary to carry out the provisions of this subdivision. 24 § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after 25 it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend- EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10526-01-3A. 6161 2 1 ment, and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the imple- 2 mentation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be made 3 and completed on or before such effective date.