New York State School Boards Association

Act Now - Join Us in Asking the Assembly to Pass This Legislation


June 17, 2015

A.2800-a (Lentol) / S.430-a (Gallivan) which amends the penal law to make all threats of violence against groups of people a felony passed the Senate yesterday. The impetus of this legislation came from the Walton School District through the NYSSBA resolution process.

Under current law if someone threatens a fire, an explosion, or a hazardous chemical substance they are guilty of a class D felony, yet if someone makes a threat of violence through other means against a school this would just be a misdemeanor. This legislation would address that inequity.

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While this has passed the Senate we need your help to get it through the Assembly.

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