assembly Bill A545B

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides for licensure of school psychologists and establishes a pilot program of multi-tiered system of support to address the social and emotional needs of students

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 18, 2022 print number 545b
May 18, 2022 amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 05, 2022 referred to higher education
Mar 25, 2021 print number 545a
Mar 25, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to higher education
Jan 06, 2021 referred to higher education

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A545 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4347
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 166-A §§8720 - 8727, amd §§6507, 6503-a & 7602, Ed L; amd §413, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A418, S6358
2011-2012: A233, S5676
2013-2014: A3570, S2923
2015-2016: A420, S4995, S6587
2017-2018: A1132, S692
2019-2020: A1182, S1423, S4340

A545 - Summary

Provides for the licensure of school psychologists; authorizes the use of the title "school psychologist" to licensed or exempt individuals; defines practice of school psychology; sets forth requirements for professional licensure (including educational attainment, experience, exam and fee) (view more) provides for issuance of limited permits under specified circumstances; identifies exempt persons.

A545 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    545
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. L. ROSENTHAL, OTIS, STIRPE, BENEDETTO, CUSICK,
   ABINANTI, FAHY, ZEBROWSKI, DICKENS, PAULIN, DE LA ROSA, HEVESI,  CRUZ,
   REYES,  MIKULIN,  WALSH  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BRAUNSTEIN,
   EPSTEIN, GALEF, LALOR, LUPARDO, McDONOUGH, MONTESANO -- read once  and
   referred to the Committee on Higher Education
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law  and the social services law, in
   relation to the practice of  school  psychology,  and  establishing  a
   pilot program of multi-tiered system of support model of substance use
   prevention and intervention
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative intent and findings. The legislature finds that
 while significant steps have been taken through legislation to implement
 the recommendations of executive and  legislative  task  forces  in  the
 joint  effort  to combat the heroin and opioid crises in New York state,
 much more must be done  to  identify  risk  factors,  develop  community
 response and support strategies and to increase access to treatment.
   The  legislature intends to build on the initial aggressive efforts of
 the executive and legislative by recognizing the significant role mental
 and behavioral health professionals  play  in  identifying  the  warning
 signs of heroin and opioid addiction in our children and the maladaptive
 behaviors  that  lead  to  early  drug  use  and  ultimately  abuse  and
 addiction. The legislature recognizes  that  certified  school  psychol-
 ogists  are  uniquely  qualified  to  identify  the  risk and protective
 factors, coupled with adverse childhood experiences which constitute the
 drug abuse  process.  However,  these  highly  trained  specialists  are
 constrained  to  provide  vital services to the school setting only. The
 legislature finds that the state's mission to  address  the  heroin  and
 opioid  crises  in  the  state will be advanced through the licensure of
 school psychologists and the meaningful  involvement  of  these  trained
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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A545A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4347
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 166-A §§8720 - 8727, amd §§6507, 6503-a & 7602, Ed L; amd §413, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A418, S6358
2011-2012: A233, S5676
2013-2014: A3570, S2923
2015-2016: A420, S4995, S6587
2017-2018: A1132, S692
2019-2020: A1182, S1423, S4340

A545A - Summary

Provides for the licensure of school psychologists; authorizes the use of the title "school psychologist" to licensed or exempt individuals; defines practice of school psychology; sets forth requirements for professional licensure (including educational attainment, experience, exam and fee) (view more) provides for issuance of limited permits under specified circumstances; identifies exempt persons.

A545A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  545--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. L. ROSENTHAL, OTIS, STIRPE, BENEDETTO, CUSICK,
   ABINANTI, FAHY, ZEBROWSKI, DICKENS, PAULIN, DE LA ROSA, HEVESI,  CRUZ,
   REYES,  MIKULIN,  WALSH  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BRAUNSTEIN,
   EPSTEIN, GALEF, LALOR, LUPARDO, McDONOUGH, MONTESANO -- read once  and
   referred to the Committee on Higher Education -- committee discharged,
   bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
   committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the education  law  and  the  social  services  law,  in
   relation  to  the  practice  of  school psychology, and establishing a
   pilot program of a multi-tiered  system  of  support  to  address  the
   social and emotional needs of students
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative intent and findings. The legislature finds that
 while significant steps have  been  taken  to  address  the  social  and
 emotional  needs  of students that have been intensified by the COVID-19
 pandemic, much more must be  done  to  identify  risk  factors,  develop
 community  response  and  support  strategies  and to increase access to
 mental health services.
   The legislature intends to build on the initial aggressive efforts  of
 the executive and legislative by recognizing the significant role mental
 and  behavioral  health  professionals  play  in identifying the warning
 signs of social and emotional distress in our children and the  maladap-
 tive behaviors that contribute to mental health crises and suicide.  The
 legislature  recognizes that certified school psychologists are uniquely
 qualified to identify the risk  and  protective  factors,  coupled  with
 adverse childhood experiences which contribute to the intensified mental
 health  needs in children during the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 However, these highly trained specialists  are  constrained  to  provide
 vital  services to the school setting only, despite many school psychol-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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Multi-Sponsors

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A545B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4347
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 166-A §§8720 - 8727, amd §§6507, 6503-a & 7602, Ed L; amd §413, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A418, S6358
2011-2012: A233, S5676
2013-2014: A3570, S2923
2015-2016: A420, S4995, S6587
2017-2018: A1132, S692
2019-2020: A1182, S1423, S4340

A545B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the licensure of school psychologists; authorizes the use of the title "school psychologist" to licensed or exempt individuals; defines practice of school psychology; sets forth requirements for professional licensure (including educational attainment, experience, exam and fee) (view more) provides for issuance of limited permits under specified circumstances; identifies exempt persons.

A545B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  545--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. L. ROSENTHAL, OTIS, STIRPE, BENEDETTO, CUSICK,
   ABINANTI, FAHY, ZEBROWSKI, DICKENS, PAULIN, HEVESI, CRUZ, REYES, MIKU-
   LIN, WALSH, GALLAGHER,  JONES,  KELLES,  FERNANDEZ,  LUPARDO,  BURGOS,
   ZINERMAN,   AUBRY,  SEAWRIGHT,  DINOWITZ,  SAYEGH,  BICHOTTE HERMELYN,
   GUNTHER, ENGLEBRIGHT, CLARK, GOTTFRIED, NIOU, SMITH, ABBATE,  FORREST,
   JACKSON,  HYNDMAN  --  Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A. BRAUNSTEIN,
   EPSTEIN, GALEF, LALOR, McDONOUGH, MONTESANO -- read once and  referred
   to  the  Committee  on  Higher Education -- committee discharged, bill
   amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
   tee  -- recommitted to the Committee on Higher Education in accordance
   with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
   ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law  and the social services law, in
   relation to the practice of  school  psychology,  and  establishing  a
   pilot  program  of  a  multi-tiered  system  of support to address the
   social and emotional needs of students

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative intent and findings. The legislature finds that
 while  significant  steps  have  been  taken  to  address the social and
 emotional needs of students that have been intensified by  the  COVID-19
 pandemic,  much  more  must  be  done  to identify risk factors, develop
 community response and support strategies  and  to  increase  access  to
 mental health services.
   The  legislature intends to build on the initial aggressive efforts of
 the executive and legislative by recognizing the significant role mental
 and behavioral health professionals  play  in  identifying  the  warning
 signs  of social and emotional distress in our children and the maladap-
 tive behaviors that contribute to mental health crises and suicide.  The
 legislature recognizes that certified school psychologists are  uniquely
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.