senate Bill S1285A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires colleges and universities to provide all incoming and current students with information relating to suicide prevention and resources

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 10, 2014 print number 1285a
Feb 10, 2014 amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
Jan 09, 2013 referred to higher education

Co-Sponsors

S1285 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2496A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6439, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7437, A2278
2009-2010: S4217, A2994A

S1285 - Summary

Requires public and private colleges and universities to provide all incoming and current students with information relating to suicide prevention and resources available to them on campus.

S1285 - Sponsor Memo

S1285 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1285

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring  public  and
  private  colleges and universities to provide all incoming and current
  students with information about depression and suicide prevention  and
  resources available to them on campus

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Legislative intent.    The  legislature  hereby  finds  and
declares  that there is a need to address the growing number of students
at the collegiate level who are  suffering  from  psychiatric  stressors
that  may  lead to suicide. The legislature further recognizes that such
psychiatric stressors also contribute to difficulties  in  learning  and
success  on  the collegiate level. Early detection and identification of
at-risk individuals may not only prevent suicide,  but  may  also  allow
such  other  students  suffering  from  psychiatric stressors to get the
support needed to be successful in their academic endeavors. The support
necessary to achieve these goals may often require collaboration between
college officials and parents and/or guardians in such a manner as to be
consistent with the needs of each student.
  Therefore, to achieve the above-stated goals, the  legislature  hereby
finds and declares that every college within the state shall establish a
suicide prevention program.
  S 2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 6438 to read
as follows:
  S 6438. THE COLLEGIATE SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAM. 1.  THE TRUSTEES OR
GOVERNING  BOARD  OF  EACH  COLLEGE SHALL INFORM INCOMING STUDENTS ABOUT
SUICIDE PREVENTION MEASURES THROUGH PROGRAMS  WHICH  MAY  INCLUDE  WORK-
SHOPS,  SEMINARS, DISCUSSION GROUPS, AND FILM PRESENTATIONS, IN ORDER TO
DISSEMINATE INFORMATION ABOUT PRESSURES AND MATTERS  THAT  MAY  PLACE  A

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

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S1285A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2496A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6439, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7437, A2278
2009-2010: S4217, A2994A

S1285A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires public and private colleges and universities to provide all incoming and current students with information relating to suicide prevention and resources available to them on campus.

S1285A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1285A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1285--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  PARKER,  AVELLA, DILAN, SAMPSON -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Higher  Education  -- recommitted to the Committee on Higher Education
  in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT  to amend the education law, in relation to requiring public and
  private colleges and universities to provide all incoming and  current
  students  with information about depression and suicide prevention and
  resources available to them on campus

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.    The  legislature hereby finds and
declares that there is a need to address the growing number of  students
at  the  collegiate  level  who are suffering from psychiatric stressors
that may lead to suicide. The legislature further recognizes  that  such
psychiatric  stressors  also  contribute to difficulties in learning and
success on the collegiate level. Early detection and  identification  of
at-risk  individuals  may  not  only prevent suicide, but may also allow
such other students suffering from  psychiatric  stressors  to  get  the
support needed to be successful in their academic endeavors. The support
necessary to achieve these goals may often require collaboration between
college officials and parents and/or guardians in such a manner as to be
consistent with the needs of each student.
  Therefore,  to  achieve the above-stated goals, the legislature hereby
finds and declares that every college within the state shall establish a
suicide prevention program.
  S 2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 6439 to read
as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00184-02-4

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