The bill would give school officials final say on what penalties teachers should face.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to make it easier to fire teachers who engage in acts of inappropriate sexual conduct with students.
The mayor and State Sen. Stephen Saland announced proposed legislation on Tuesday.
The bill would give school officials throughout the state final say on what penalties teachers should face.
Currently, independent hearing officers make those decisions. If the state legislation becomes law, school districts will be given final say - except in New York City, where the schools chancellor will make the call.
Bloomberg says the city has been prevented from firing teachers even after an independent city investigator has found they've acted inappropriately.