Student Anti-Tampering Laws Expanded

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation putting into place additional protections for students and expanding anti-tampering laws to prohibit unlawful alteration of any official student record.

“These records can set the course for a student’s entire future and New York must make every effort to protect their integrity and privacy,” Cuomo said. “With this law, we are ensuring protections under the law keep pace with our evolving education system.”

The prior law prohibited the unlawful altering of grades, credits and awards on a student’s record. However, other records that are now commonplace—including test results, disciplinary proceedings and disability determinations—are not covered. This bill (S.5273-A/A. 2093-B) makes it a misdemeanor to knowingly alter any official student record. Additionally, those certified or licensed by the State Education Department who are found to be in violation of this new law would be subject to further disciplinary action.

“I’m proud to have sponsored this bill, and I thank Governor Cuomo for signing this important piece of legislation into law,” added Senator Patrick M. Gallivan.

—Submitted by the office of
Governor Andrew Cuomo

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