senate Bill S5359A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to encouraging school districts to include a mental health curriculum in their course of instruction

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 12, 2014 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 03, 2014 advanced to third reading
Jun 02, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 29, 2014 1st report cal.1030
Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
Jun 21, 2013 committed to rules
Jun 10, 2013 advanced to third reading
amended 5359a
Jun 05, 2013 2nd report cal.
Jun 04, 2013 1st report cal.971
May 16, 2013 referred to education

Votes

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May 29, 2014 - Education committee Vote

S5359A
15
1
committee
15
Aye
1
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 4, 2013 - Education committee Vote

S5359
16
0
committee
16
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S5359 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7727A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §804, Ed L

S5359 - Summary

Relates to encouraging school districts to include a mental health curriculum in their course of instruction.

S5359 - Sponsor Memo

S5359 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5359

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- 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 a mental health educa-
  tion curriculum

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

  Section  1.  Legislative intent. The legislature recognizes the impor-
tance of providing a quality education to all New York students. Quality
education must continue to include comprehensive health education. While
schools presently provide instruction in health education, the  legisla-
ture  finds it important that the law provide the flexibility to reflect
current learning standards and curriculum development as administered by
the New York State Education  Department  and  local  school  districts.
Furthermore, it is important that statute recognize developing technolo-
gy and existing curriculum materials to ensure that schools and teachers
are  provided with the most beneficial health education information, and
that both  health  and  mental  health  are  taught  with  the  idea  of
prevention,  cure  and control and without stigma or emotional harm. The
law should provide flexibility to allow the commissioner of education to
respond to the changing needs of the educational  community  to  provide
students  with the tools and resources to live healthy lives, as it will
only serve to improve educational performance and student outcomes.
  S 2. Section 804 of the education law, as added by chapter 982 of  the
laws  of  1977,  the  section  heading as amended and subdivision 3-a as
added by chapter 401 of the laws of 1998, subdivision 3  as  amended  by
chapter 674 of the laws of 2004, and subdivision 4 as amended by chapter
181 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read as follows:
  S 804.  Health  education [regarding alcohol, drugs, tobacco abuse and
the prevention and detection of certain cancers]. 1. All schools [shall]
ARE ENCOURAGED TO include, as an  integral  part  of  health  education,
instruction [so as to discourage the misuse and abuse of alcohol, tobac-
co,  and  other  drugs  and  promote attitudes and behavior that enhance
health, well being, and human dignity.] IN THE UNDERSTANDINGS, ATTITUDES
AND BEHAVIORS WITH REGARD TO THE  SEVERAL  DIMENSIONS  OF  HEALTH.  THIS

Co-Sponsors

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S5359A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7727A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §804, Ed L

S5359A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to encouraging school districts to include a mental health curriculum in their course of instruction.

S5359A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5359A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5359--A
    Cal. No. 971

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  FLANAGAN,  RANZENHOFER  -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Educa-
  tion  --  reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and
  second report, amended on second report, ordered to a  third  reading,
  and  to  be  reprinted as amended, retaining its place in the order of
  third reading

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to a mental health educa-
  tion curriculum

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

  Section  1.  Legislative intent. The legislature recognizes the impor-
tance of providing a quality education to all New York students. Quality
education must continue to include comprehensive health education. While
schools presently provide instruction in health education, the  legisla-
ture  finds it important that the law provide the flexibility to reflect
current learning standards and curriculum development as administered by
the New York State Education  Department  and  local  school  districts.
Furthermore, it is important that statute recognize developing technolo-
gy and existing curriculum materials to ensure that schools and teachers
are  provided with the most beneficial health education information, and
that both  health  and  mental  health  are  taught  with  the  idea  of
prevention,  cure  and control and without stigma or emotional harm. The
law should provide flexibility to allow the commissioner of education to
respond to the changing needs of the educational  community  to  provide
students  with the tools and resources to live healthy lives, as it will
only serve to improve educational performance and student outcomes.
  S 2. Section 804 of the education law, as added by chapter 982 of  the
laws  of  1977,  the  section  heading as amended and subdivision 3-a as
added by chapter 401 of the laws of 1998, subdivision 3  as  amended  by
chapter 674 of the laws of 2004, and subdivision 4 as amended by chapter
181 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read as follows:

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

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