senate Bill S5546A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the adoption of instruction in mental health in junior and senior high schools and to provide school districts with current information on drug abuse issues

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 17, 2016 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 16, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.846
committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 04, 2016 print number 5546a
Feb 04, 2016 amend and recommit to education
Jan 06, 2016 referred to education
May 14, 2015 referred to education

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S5546 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L

S5546 - Summary

Relates to requiring the commissioner of education to make recommendations to the board of regents relating to the adoption of instruction in mental health in junior and senior high schools and to provide school districts with current information on drug abuse issues.

S5546 - Sponsor Memo

S5546 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5546

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FUNKE  -- 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 requiring the  commis-
  sioner  of  education  to make recommendations to the board of regents
  relating to the adoption of instruction in mental health in junior and
  senior high schools and  to  provide  school  districts  with  current
  information on drug abuse issues

  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  two
new subdivisions 53 and 54 to read as follows:
  53.  A.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD OF
REGENTS RELATING TO THE ADOPTION OF  INSTRUCTION  IN  MENTAL  HEALTH  IN
JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS.
  B.  PRIOR  TO  MAKING THE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD OF REGENTS, THE
COMMISSIONER SHALL:
  (I) SEEK  THE  RECOMMENDATIONS  OF  TEACHERS,  SCHOOL  ADMINISTRATORS,
TEACHER  EDUCATORS,  SCHOOL  PSYCHOLOGISTS,  SCHOOL  SOCIAL  WORKERS AND
OTHERS WITH EDUCATIONAL EXPERTISE IN THE PROPOSED CURRICULUM;
  (II) SEEK COMMENT FROM PARENTS, STUDENTS AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES;
  (III) CONSIDER THE AMOUNT OF INSTRUCTIONAL TIME SUCH  CURRICULUM  WILL
REQUIRE  AND WHETHER SUCH TIME WOULD DETRACT FROM OTHER MANDATED COURSES
OF STUDY;
  (IV) CONSIDER THE FISCAL IMPACT, IF  ANY,  ON  THE  STATE  AND  SCHOOL
DISTRICTS;
  (V)  CONSIDER  THE  RELEVANCE  OF  EXISTING  REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO
MENTAL HEALTH AS PART OF THE SCHOOL HEALTH CURRICULUM AS IT  RELATES  TO
THE CURRENT UNDERSTANDING OF MENTAL HEALTH AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF HEALTH
AND  THE  RELATIONSHIP  OF  MENTAL HEALTH TO THE INSTRUCTION OF ALCOHOL,
DRUGS AND TOBACCO; AND
  (VI) CONSIDER ANY ADDITIONAL FACTORS THE COMMISSIONER DEEMS RELEVANT.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10837-02-5

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S5546A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L

S5546A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requiring the commissioner of education to make recommendations to the board of regents relating to the adoption of instruction in mental health in junior and senior high schools and to provide school districts with current information on drug abuse issues.

S5546A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5546A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5546--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. FUNKE, HAMILTON, KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Educa-
  tion  --  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 requiring the commis-
  sioner of education to make recommendations to the  board  of  regents
  relating to the adoption of instruction in mental health in junior and
  senior  high  schools  and  to  provide  school districts with current
  information on drug abuse issues

  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 two
new subdivisions 55 and 56 to read as follows:
  55. A. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS  TO  THE  BOARD  OF
REGENTS  RELATING  TO  THE  ADOPTION  OF INSTRUCTION IN MENTAL HEALTH IN
JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS.
  B. PRIOR TO MAKING THE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD  OF  REGENTS,  THE
COMMISSIONER SHALL:
  (I)  SEEK  THE  RECOMMENDATIONS  OF  TEACHERS,  SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS,
TEACHER EDUCATORS,  SCHOOL  PSYCHOLOGISTS,  SCHOOL  SOCIAL  WORKERS  AND
OTHERS WITH EDUCATIONAL EXPERTISE IN THE PROPOSED CURRICULUM;
  (II) SEEK COMMENT FROM PARENTS, STUDENTS AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES;
  (III)  CONSIDER  THE AMOUNT OF INSTRUCTIONAL TIME SUCH CURRICULUM WILL
REQUIRE AND WHETHER SUCH TIME WOULD DETRACT FROM OTHER MANDATED  COURSES
OF STUDY;
  (IV)  CONSIDER  THE  FISCAL  IMPACT,  IF  ANY, ON THE STATE AND SCHOOL
DISTRICTS;
  (V) CONSIDER THE  RELEVANCE  OF  EXISTING  REGULATIONS  PERTAINING  TO
MENTAL  HEALTH  AS PART OF THE SCHOOL HEALTH CURRICULUM AS IT RELATES TO
THE CURRENT UNDERSTANDING OF MENTAL HEALTH AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF HEALTH

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10837-03-6

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