senate Bill S7838A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires the department of education to report information regarding counselors, social workers and psychologists in schools

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 17, 2018 referred to education
returned to assembly
repassed senate
Mar 28, 2018 amended on third reading (t) 7838a
Mar 28, 2018 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Mar 05, 2018 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.554
committee discharged and committed to rules
Mar 01, 2018 referred to education

Votes

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Mar 5, 2018 - Rules committee Vote

S7838
24
0
committee
24
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

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S7838 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10387
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§305 & 3602, Ed L

S7838 - Summary

Requires the department of education to report information regarding counselors, social workers and psychologists in schools and to implement a plan to increase the school counselor, school social worker and school psychologist to student ratio to nationally accepted standards and provide funding for such.

S7838 - Sponsor Memo

S7838 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7838

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 1, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- 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  depart-
  ment  of  education to report information regarding counselors, social
  workers and psychologists in schools

  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 a new
subdivision 57 to read as follows:
  57.  A.  THE  COMMISSIONER SHALL SUBMIT TO THE GOVERNOR, THE TEMPORARY
PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND  THE  SPEAKER  OF  THE  ASSEMBLY,  A  REPORT
REGARDING  SCHOOL  COUNSELORS, SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKERS AND SCHOOL PSYCHOL-
OGISTS FOR THE CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR. SUCH REPORT SHALL INCLUDE,  BUT  NOT
BE  LIMITED  TO: (I) THE NUMBER OF FULL AND PART-TIME SCHOOL COUNSELORS,
SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKERS AND SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS IN EACH SCHOOL, (II)  THE
RATIO  OF  STUDENTS  TO  THE  NUMBER  OF SCHOOL COUNSELORS, THE RATIO OF
STUDENTS TO THE NUMBER OF  SCHOOL  SOCIAL  WORKERS,  AND  THE  RATIO  OF
STUDENTS TO THE NUMBER OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS IN EACH SCHOOL, AND (III)
WHETHER  THE  SCHOOL  COUNSELOR, SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER OR SCHOOL PSYCHOL-
OGIST IS PROVIDING COUNSELING ASSISTANCE TO MORE THAN ONE SCHOOL.
  B. AFTER SUCH REPORT IS  ISSUED,  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  PREPARE  A
PROPOSAL  ON  HOW  TO  INCREASE  THE NUMBER OF SCHOOL COUNSELORS, SCHOOL
SOCIAL WORKERS AND SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS TO MEET THE NATIONALLY  ACCEPTED
RATIO  OF STUDENTS TO THE NUMBER OF SCHOOL COUNSELORS, RATIO OF STUDENTS
TO THE NUMBER OF SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKERS, AND RATIO  OF  STUDENTS  TO  THE
NUMBER  OF  SCHOOL  PSYCHOLOGISTS  WITHIN  NEW  YORK STATE SUCH AS THOSE
RECOMMENDED BY THE SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, THE AMERI-
CAN SCHOOL COUNSELORS ASSOCIATION AND THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL
PSYCHIATRISTS. WHEN PREPARING SUCH PROPOSAL, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL TAKE
INTO CONSIDERATION THE SPECIFIC NEEDS OF INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND
THE REGION IN WHICH SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICT IS LOCATED.
  C. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE FOLLOWING  TERMS  SHALL  HAVE
THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14936-04-8

Co-Sponsors

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S7838A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10387
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§305 & 3602, Ed L

S7838A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the department of education to report information regarding counselors, social workers and psychologists in schools and to implement a plan to increase the school counselor, school social worker and school psychologist to student ratio to nationally accepted standards and provide funding for such.

S7838A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7838A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7838--A
    Cal. No. 554

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 1, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. RITCHIE, AKSHAR, BONACIC, FUNKE, GOLDEN, HAMILTON,
  HELMING, JACOBS, LARKIN, MARCELLINO, MARCHIONE,  MURPHY,  ORTT,  PHIL-
  LIPS,  RANZENHOFER, ROBACH, SEWARD, TEDISCO, VALESKY -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Education  --  committee  discharged  and  said  bill committed to the
  Committee on Rules -- reported favorably from said committee,  ordered
  to  a  third  reading, passed by Senate and delivered to the Assembly,
  recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third  reading,  amended  and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring the depart-
  ment of education to report information regarding  counselors,  social
  workers and psychologists in schools

  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 a new
subdivision 57 to read as follows:
  57. A. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL SUBMIT TO THE  GOVERNOR,  THE  TEMPORARY
PRESIDENT  OF  THE  SENATE  AND  THE  SPEAKER  OF THE ASSEMBLY, A REPORT
REGARDING SCHOOL COUNSELORS, SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKERS AND  SCHOOL  PSYCHOL-
OGISTS  FOR  THE CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR. SUCH REPORT SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT
BE LIMITED TO: (I) THE NUMBER OF FULL AND PART-TIME  SCHOOL  COUNSELORS,
SCHOOL  SOCIAL WORKERS AND SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS IN EACH SCHOOL, (II) THE
RATIO OF STUDENTS TO THE NUMBER  OF  SCHOOL  COUNSELORS,  THE  RATIO  OF
STUDENTS  TO  THE  NUMBER  OF  SCHOOL  SOCIAL  WORKERS, AND THE RATIO OF
STUDENTS TO THE NUMBER OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS IN EACH SCHOOL, AND (III)
WHETHER THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR, SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER  OR  SCHOOL  PSYCHOL-
OGIST IS PROVIDING COUNSELING ASSISTANCE TO MORE THAN ONE SCHOOL.
  B.  AFTER  SUCH  REPORT  IS  ISSUED,  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PREPARE A
PROPOSAL ON HOW TO INCREASE THE  NUMBER  OF  SCHOOL  COUNSELORS,  SCHOOL
SOCIAL  WORKERS AND SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS TO MEET THE NATIONALLY ACCEPTED
RATIO OF STUDENTS TO THE NUMBER OF SCHOOL COUNSELORS, RATIO OF  STUDENTS
TO  THE  NUMBER  OF  SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKERS, AND RATIO OF STUDENTS TO THE
NUMBER OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS WITHIN  NEW  YORK  STATE  SUCH  AS  THOSE
RECOMMENDED BY THE SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, THE AMERI-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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