senate Bill S2404

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to suicide prevention

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Mental Health And Developmental Disabilities Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
Jun 20, 2019 committed to rules
Feb 04, 2019 advanced to third reading
Jan 29, 2019 2nd report cal.
Jan 28, 2019 1st report cal.72
Jan 24, 2019 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

Votes

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Jan 28, 2019 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

S2404
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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
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Excused
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Abstained
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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: Jan 28, 2019

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S2404 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7107
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, A10043
2015-2016: S636, S4261, A3384
2017-2018: S804, A6718

S2404 (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.

S2404 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2404 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2404

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- 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 (h) to read as follows:
  (H) 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 (H) 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.

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