senate Bill S804

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to suicide prevention

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Mental Health And Developmental Disabilities Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (9)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jan 30, 2017 referred to mental health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 17, 2017 ordered to third reading cal.37
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 04, 2017 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

Co-Sponsors

view additional co-sponsors

S804 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Mental Health And Developmental Disabilities
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7.07, Ment Hyg L; add §804-e, Ed
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S7359
2015-2016: S636, S4261
2019-2020: S2404

S804 (ACTIVE) - 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.

S804 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S804 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   804

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ALCANTARA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop-
  mental 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.
  §  2.  The  education  law is amended by adding a new section 804-e to
read as follows:
  § 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 TO ALL SECONDARY SCHOOL PUPILS AND SHALL

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

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.