senate Bill S4261

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to suicide prevention

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 08, 2016 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 07, 2016 advanced to third reading
Jun 06, 2016 2nd report cal.
Jun 02, 2016 1st report cal.1363
Jan 06, 2016 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 10, 2015 referred to mental health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 09, 2015 advanced to third reading
Jun 08, 2015 2nd report cal.
Jun 03, 2015 1st report cal.1313
Mar 11, 2015 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

Votes

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Jun 2, 2016 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

S4261
11
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: Jun 2, 2016

Jun 3, 2015 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

S4261
11
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committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: Jun 3, 2015

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S4261 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3384
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7.07, Ment Hyg L; add §804-e, Ed
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S7359, A10043

S4261 - Summary

Relates to suicide prevention; provides that the office of mental health and the education department shall identify or develop materials for educators regarding suicide prevention measures and signs of depression among school-aged students; provides that related information shall be available on the Internet and may be included in schools.

S4261 - Sponsor Memo

S4261 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4261

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 11, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  ESPAILLAT,  CARLUCCI,  PERKINS  -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  mental  hygiene  law  and the education law, in
  relation to suicide prevention

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

  Section 1. Section 7.07 of the mental hygiene law is amended by adding
a new subdivision (g) to read as follows:
  (G)  THE  OFFICE, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, SHALL
IDENTIFY OR DEVELOP MATERIALS FOR EDUCATORS REGARDING SUICIDE PREVENTION
MEASURES AND SIGNS OF DEPRESSION AMONG SCHOOL-AGED YOUTH  WHICH  MAY  BE
USED BY SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND BOARDS OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES,
AT  THEIR  OPTION,  TO  EDUCATE  STUDENTS AS THEY DEEM APPROPRIATE. SUCH
EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO,  INFORMATION
REGARDING  SYMPTOMS  OF  DEPRESSION,  HOW DEPRESSION MANIFESTS ITSELF IN
DIFFERENT CULTURES, WARNING SIGNS OF SUICIDE, ACTIONS  TO  TAKE  ONCE  A
YOUTH  IS  IDENTIFIED  AS  A  RISK OF SUICIDE, AND A LIST OF EDUCATIONAL
WEBSITES REGARDING SUICIDE AND YOUTHS. SUCH MATERIAL SHALL BE  AVAILABLE
ON  THE INTERNET WEBSITE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT. THE WEBSITE OF THE
OFFICE SHALL PROVIDE A HYPERLINK TO THE INTERNET PAGE OF  THE  EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT THAT DISPLAYS SUCH MATERIALS.
  S  2.  The  education  law is amended by adding a new section 804-e to
read as follows:
  S 804-E. INSTRUCTION  RELATED  TO  THE  PREVENTION  OF  SUICIDE  AMONG
YOUTHS.  1.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  MAKE AVAILABLE, ON THE DEPARTMENT
WEBSITE, MATERIALS PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION (G) OF SECTION  7.07  OF  THE
MENTAL  HYGIENE  LAW  AMONG SCHOOL-AGED YOUTH IDENTIFIED OR DEVELOPED BY
THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT.
  2. INSTRUCTION REGARDING THE PREVENTION OF SUICIDE MAY BE INCLUDED  IN
THE  HEALTH  EDUCATION  PROVIDED  FOR TO ALL SECONDARY SCHOOL PUPILS AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01906-01-5

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