assembly Bill A2134

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires training for teachers, administrators and instructors in the area of mental health first aid

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Jan 14, 2021 referred to education

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A2134 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3004, Ed L; amd §7.07, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A5481

A2134 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires training for teachers, administrators and instructors in the area of mental health first aid; requires office of mental health to assist in development of curriculum for training.

A2134 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2134
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. FERNANDEZ, DE LA ROSA, COLTON, CRUZ, GOTTFRIED,
   TAYLOR, SIMON, SAYEGH -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BARRON -- read
   once and referred to the Committee on Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the  education  law  and  the  mental  hygiene  law,  in
   relation  to  requiring  training  for  teachers,  administrators  and
   instructors in the area of mental health first aid
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  3004 of the education law is amended by adding a
 new subdivision 7 to read as follows:
   7. ON AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS  SUBDIVISION,  THE  COMMIS-
 SIONER,  IN  CONJUNCTION WITH THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH, IS AUTHORIZED
 AND  DIRECTED  TO  REQUIRE  TRAINING  OF  TEACHERS,  ADMINISTRATORS  AND
 INSTRUCTORS  IN  THE  AREA  OF MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID. THE COMMISSIONER
 SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO PRESCRIBE THE NECESSARY REGULATIONS  AND  ESTAB-
 LISH SUCH PROGRAMS AND TRAINING RELATED TO MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID.
   § 2. Section 7.07 of the mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new
 subdivision (i) to read as follows:
   (I)  THE  OFFICE  OF MENTAL HEALTH SHALL ADVISE AND ASSIST THE COMMIS-
 SIONER OF EDUCATION IN DEVELOPING A TRAINING  CURRICULUM  FOR  TEACHERS,
 ADMINISTRATORS AND INSTRUCTORS IN THE AREA OF MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TO
 MEET THE NEEDS OF A PERSON EXPERIENCING MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES.
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD05437-01-1