senate Bill S3477

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires licensed or certified school social workers in each elementary, intermediate, middle, junior high and senior high school

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 08, 2020 referred to education
Feb 07, 2019 referred to education

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S3477 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5338
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §803-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S7526, A9533

S3477 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires at least one full-time licensed or certified social worker to be employed in each elementary, intermediate, middle, junior high school and senior high school throughout the state.

S3477 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3477 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3477

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 7, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- 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 a licensed
  or certified social worker in each elementary,  intermediate,  middle,
  junior high and senior high school

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section  803-b
to read as follows:
  §  803-B. SOCIAL WORKERS LICENSED UNDER ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-FOUR
OF THIS CHAPTER OR CERTIFIED PURSUANT TO RULES  AND  REGULATIONS  ESTAB-
LISHED  BY THE DEPARTMENT, REQUIRED IN ELEMENTARY, INTERMEDIATE, MIDDLE,
JUNIOR HIGH AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS.  THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OR TRUSTEES
OF EVERY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE STATE SHALL  ON  AND  AFTER  JULY
FIRST,  TWO  THOUSAND NINETEEN EMPLOY AND PROVIDE ACCESS TO AT LEAST ONE
LICENSED OR CERTIFIED SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER IN EACH OF THE SCHOOLS  UNDER
THEIR  JURISDICTION  EXCLUSIVE  OF  ANY  SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKERS FUNDED OR
MANDATED THROUGH ANY SPECIAL EDUCATION FUNDING, AID, REGULATION OR STAT-
UTE.  SUCH LICENSED OR CERTIFIED SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER SHALL PERFORM SUCH
DUTIES WITHIN THEIR LAWFUL SCOPE OF PRACTICE.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06390-01-9

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