New Law Requiring Mandatory Reporting of Sex Offenses

A.8382-B/S.6597-B was signed into law as Chapter 233 of the Laws of 2018 in August. The new law requires that when an accusation has been filed of a sex offense by an employee of a school district (charter school, BOCES, private elementary/secondary school or special education school), the district attorney must immediately notify the superintendent (or administrator that employs the person) of the filing, as well as the offense(s).