Amendment ID: S2800-108-R2

2nd Redraft Amendment 108

Protecting Students From Profiling

Ms. Jehlen, Ms. Rausch and Mr. Eldridge move to amend the bill by striking out section 49 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

“SECTION 49. Section 37L of chapter 71 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2018 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the third paragraph the following paragraph:-

School department personnel and school resource officers, as defined in section 37P, shall not disclose to a law enforcement officer or agency, including local, municipal, regional, county, state and federal law enforcement, through an official report or unofficial channels including, but not limited to text, phone, email, database and in-person communication, or submit to a the Commonwealth Fusion Center, the Boston Regional Intelligence Center or any other database or system that tracks gang affiliation or involvement any information relating to a student or a student’s family member or from its databases or other record-keeping systems including, but not limited to: (i) immigration status; (ii) citizenship; (iii) neighborhood of residence; (iv) religion; (v) national origin; (vi) ethnicity; (vii) native or spoken language; (viii) suspected, alleged or confirmed gang affiliation, association or membership; (ix) participation in school activities, extracurricular activities both inside and outside of school, sports teams or school clubs or organizations; (x) degrees, honors or awards; and (xi) post-high school plans. Nothing in this paragraph shall prohibit the sharing of information for the purposes of completing a report pursuant to sections 51A or 57 of chapter 119 or filing a weapon report with the local chief of police pursuant to this section.”.