senate Bill S3015

Amended

Directs the commissioner of education to develop and conduct programs designed to prevent suicide among youths

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 07 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 04 / Apr / 2011
    • NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 05 / Jan / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
  • 05 / Jan / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 3015A
  • 23 / Jan / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
  • 23 / Jan / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 3015B
  • 08 / Mar / 2012
    • NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
  • 12 / Mar / 2012
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Directs the commissioner of education to develop and conduct programs designed to prevent suicide among youths.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S3015
S3015A
S3015B
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ┬ž305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S4028A

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3015

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to directing
the commissioner of education to
develop and conduct programs designed to prevent suicide among youths

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
Allows the commissioner of the Department of Education to link from
the DOE website, teen suicide training programs on the office of
mental health website. Faculty in both public and private school
would be alerted to this information every year if they wanted to
conduct programs or disseminate the information to students.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 305 of education law amended with new subdivision 42; the
commissioner, in consultation with the office of mental health, shall
link the website of the Department of Education to the office of
mental ┬Ěhealth regarding the prevention of suicide of youths. This
information would be available to staffs of all public and private
schools that have regular contact with students.

The Commissioner shall annually direct each school board of a public
school or governing body of a private school to direct staff of the
resources available to them.

JUSTIFICATION:
Teen suicide is an issue that affects families, friends, schools, and
communities. suicides among youth have increased in the beginning of
the 21st century and proactive measures must be put in place to
prevent these deaths. Teens commit suicide for a myriad of reasons
including but not limited to bullying, depression, drug abuse, and
problems in an intimate relationship or a family. The lives of young
adults must be protected as they will be the future leaders of our
communities. Teen suicide prevention will inform the staff of schools
that have regular contact with students about the resources available
to them from the office of mental health regarding the prevention of
suicide.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009/10: S.4028 - Referred to Education.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Minimal.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding the
date on which it shall become law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3015

                       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.
                                                           LBD00262-02-1

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