senate Bill S3015A

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 ยง305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S4028A

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3015A

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 43; the
commissioner, in consultation with the office of mental health, shall
link the website of the Department of Education to the office of mental
health 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: 5.4028 - 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--A

                       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  --  recommitted
  to the Committee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

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 43 to read as follows:
  43.  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.
                                                           LBD00262-04-1

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