S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
February 7, 2011
Introduced by Sen. HUNTLEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Education
AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to directing the commis-
sioner of education to develop and conduct programs designed to
prevent suicide among youths
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 42 to read as follows:
42. A. THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE OFFICE OF MENTAL
HEALTH, SHALL LINK THE WEBSITE OF THE DEPARTMENT TO AVAILABLE INFORMA-
TION ON THE WEBSITE OF THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH REGARDING THE
PREVENTION OF SUICIDE OF YOUTHS AND THE AVAILABILITY OF TRAINING
PROGRAMS IN THE PREVENTION OF SUICIDE OF YOUTHS FOR USE BY STAFF OF ALL
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS LOCATED IN THIS STATE WHO HAVE REGULAR
CONTACT WITH STUDENTS.
B. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ANNUALLY DIRECT EACH SCHOOL BOARD OF A
PUBLIC SCHOOL OR THE GOVERNING BODY OF A PRIVATE SCHOOL TO INFORM THE
STAFF OF SUCH SCHOOLS WHO HAVE REGULAR CONTACT WITH STUDENTS ABOUT THE
RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO THEM FROM THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH REGARDING
THE PREVENTION OF SUICIDE.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding
the date on which it shall have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.