senate Bill S3015B

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

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6237B
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, A7161A

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3015B

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:
To amend the education law, in
relation to directing the commissioner of education to develop and
conduct programs designed to prevent suicide among youths.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
The commissioner, in consultation
with department of health, the office of mental health, and the
office of children and families services shall develop training
programs in the prevention of suicide of youth for use by classroom
teachers; teaching assistants, pupil personnel services professionals
and school administrators or supervisors in public schools in New
York State.

JUSTIFICATION:
This will inform the professional staff of such schools
that there are available resources and training to them regarding the
prevention of suicide. These resources and training will assist the
professional staff to be able to inform and direct persons
contemplating suicide on how to understand and direct them to the
available resources for help.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010: A.7161A

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Unknown.

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--B

                       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  --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

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 DEPARTMENT OF
HEALTH, THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH, AND  THE  OFFICE  OF  CHILDREN  AND
FAMILY  SERVICES  SHALL  DEVELOP  TRAINING PROGRAMS IN THE PREVENTION OF
SUICIDE OF YOUTHS FOR USE BY AND  AT  NO  COST  TO  CLASSROOM  TEACHERS,
TEACHING  ASSISTANTS, PUPIL PERSONNEL SERVICES PROFESSIONALS, AND SCHOOL
ADMINISTRATORS OR SUPERVISORS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH
RESPECTIVE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS.
  B.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  DIRECT EACH BOARD OF EDUCATION TO INFORM
STAFF LISTED IN PARAGRAPH A OF THIS SUBDIVISION EMPLOYED BY  SUCH  BOARD
OF  THE  RESOURCES  AVAILABLE  TO  THEM FROM OTHER DEPARTMENTS AND OTHER
SOURCES REGARDING THE PREVENTION OF SUICIDE PURSUANT  TO  THIS  SUBDIVI-
SION.
  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.
                                                           LBD00262-08-2

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