senate Bill S7138

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Enacts the student suicide prevention act

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 10, 2020 print number 7138a
Feb 10, 2020 amend and recommit to education
Jan 08, 2020 referred to education

S7138 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 2-A §§20 - 24, Ed L

S7138 - Summary

Enacts the student suicide prevention act, requiring local educational agencies to produce policies, procedures, and guidelines which direct teachers and other school employees on how to respond to students who have demonstrated suicidal thoughts or intentions.

S7138 - Sponsor Memo

S7138 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7138

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 8, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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 enacting  the  student
  suicide prevention act

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "student suicide prevention act".
  §  2. The education law is amended by adding a new article 2-A to read
as follows:
                                ARTICLE 2-A
                       STUDENT SUICIDE PREVENTION
SECTION 20. LEGISLATIVE INTENT.
        21. DEFINITIONS.
        22. POLICIES, PROCEDURES, AND GUIDELINES.
        23. APPLICATION.
        24. SEVERABILITY AND CONSTRUCTION.
  § 20. LEGISLATIVE INTENT.  THE  LEGISLATURE  FINDS  AND  DECLARES  THE
FOLLOWING:  1.    ACCORDING TO DATA FROM THE FEDERAL CENTERS FOR DISEASE
CONTROL AND PREVENTION AS REPORTED IN THE  YEAR  TWO  THOUSAND  SIXTEEN,
SUICIDE  IS THE SECOND LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS
TEN TO TWENTY-FOUR YEARS OF AGE, INCLUSIVE, IN BOTH  THE  UNITED  STATES
AND IN NEW YORK STATE.
  2.  AS  CHILDREN  AND  TEENS SPEND A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF THEIR YOUNG
LIVES IN SCHOOL, THE PERSONNEL WHO INTERACT WITH THEM ON A  DAILY  BASIS
ARE  ESSENTIAL  GATEKEEPERS FOR RECOGNIZING WARNING SIGNS OF SUICIDE AND
MAKING THE APPROPRIATE REFERRALS FOR HELP.
  3. IN A NATIONAL SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE JASON FOUNDATION,  A  TEACHER
WAS  IDENTIFIED AS THE NUMBER ONE PERSON TO WHOM A STUDENT WOULD TURN TO
HELP A FRIEND WHO MIGHT BE SUICIDAL. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WHEN A  YOUNG
PERSON  COMES  TO  A  TEACHER  FOR HELP, SUCH TEACHER HAS THE KNOWLEDGE,
TOOLS, AND RESOURCES TO RESPOND CORRECTLY.
  4. IN THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND EIGHTEEN, THE FEDERAL CENTERS FOR  DISEASE
CONTROL  AND  PREVENTION  FOUND  IN  ITS YOUTH RISK BEHAVIOR SURVEY THAT

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

S7138A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 2-A §§20 - 24, Ed L

S7138A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the student suicide prevention act, requiring local educational agencies to produce policies, procedures, and guidelines which direct teachers and other school employees on how to respond to students who have demonstrated suicidal thoughts or intentions.

S7138A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7138A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7138--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 8, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Education  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the education law, in relation to enacting the student
  suicide prevention act

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "student suicide prevention act".
  § 2. The education law is amended by adding a new article 2-A to  read
as follows:
                                ARTICLE 2-A
                       STUDENT SUICIDE PREVENTION
SECTION 20. LEGISLATIVE INTENT.
        21. DEFINITIONS.
        22. POLICIES, PROCEDURES, AND GUIDELINES.
        23. APPLICATION.
        24. SEVERABILITY AND CONSTRUCTION.
  §  20.  LEGISLATIVE  INTENT.  THE  LEGISLATURE  FINDS AND DECLARES THE
FOLLOWING: 1.  ACCORDING TO DATA FROM THE FEDERAL  CENTERS  FOR  DISEASE
CONTROL  AND  PREVENTION  AS  REPORTED IN THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN,
SUICIDE IS THE SECOND LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR YOUTH AND YOUNG  ADULTS
TEN  TO  TWENTY-FOUR  YEARS OF AGE, INCLUSIVE, IN BOTH THE UNITED STATES
AND IN NEW YORK STATE.
  2. AS CHILDREN AND TEENS SPEND A SIGNIFICANT  AMOUNT  OF  THEIR  YOUNG
LIVES  IN  SCHOOL, THE PERSONNEL WHO INTERACT WITH THEM ON A DAILY BASIS
ARE ESSENTIAL GATEKEEPERS FOR RECOGNIZING WARNING SIGNS OF  SUICIDE  AND
MAKING THE APPROPRIATE REFERRALS FOR HELP.
  3.  IN  A NATIONAL SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE JASON FOUNDATION, A TEACHER
WAS IDENTIFIED AS THE NUMBER ONE PERSON TO WHOM A STUDENT WOULD TURN  TO
HELP  A FRIEND WHO MIGHT BE SUICIDAL. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WHEN A YOUNG
PERSON COMES TO A TEACHER FOR HELP,  SUCH  TEACHER  HAS  THE  KNOWLEDGE,
TOOLS, AND RESOURCES TO RESPOND CORRECTLY.

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

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