New York State is extending the scope of the state Human Rights Law to cover public schools allowing the New York State Division of Human Rights to investigate reports of bullying, harassment or other forms of discrimination at public schools.

According to Governor Cuomo's Office, in 2012 a court ruled public schools were not covered education institutions under the Human Rights Law, and the State Division of Human Rights lost its ability to investigate reports of bullying, harassment, or other forms of discrimination by public school students and this measure changes that.