Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022
referred to education
|Nov 05, 2021
referred to rules
Senate Bill S7505
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S7505 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S7505 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Requires instruction in senior high schools regarding calling 911 when witnessing or experiencing a drug or alcohol overdose; provides that pupils shall receive instruction regarding the lawfulness of calling 911 when witnessing or experiencing a drug or alcohol overdose; encourages pupils to call 911 when witnessing or experiencing a drug or alcohol overdose without fear of arrest.
2021-S7505 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7505 SPONSOR: KAPLAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to requiring instruction in senior high schools regarding calling 911 when witnessing or experi- encing a drug or alcohol overdose PURPOSE: This legislation will help educate young people in how to respond to overdose. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one amends the education law by adding a new section 804-e. Section two sets forth the effective date. JUSTIFICATION:
2021-S7505 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7505 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E November 5, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring instruction in senior high schools regarding calling 911 when witnessing or expe- riencing a drug or alcohol overdose 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 804-e to read as follows: § 804-E. INSTRUCTION RELATED TO WITNESSING OR EXPERIENCING A DRUG OR ALCOHOL OVERDOSE. 1. INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 220.78 OF THE PENAL LAW, ALSO KNOWN AS THE "NEW YORK STATE 911 GOOD SAMARITAN LAW", SHALL BE INCLUDED AS A PART OF THE HEALTH EDUCATION CURRICULUM IN ALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS. SUCH COURSE OF INSTRUCTION SHALL EDUCATE PUPILS ON THE PROTECTIONS OF SUCH LAW, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE LAWFULNESS OF CALLING 911 WHEN WITNESSING OR EXPERIENCING A DRUG OR ALCOHOL OVERDOSE THAT REQUIRES EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE, AND SHALL ENCOURAGE PUPILS TO CALL 911 WHEN WITNESSING OR EXPERIENCING A DRUG OR ALCOHOL OVERDOSE WITHOUT FEAR OF ARREST. 2. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS TO ESTAB- LISH A CURRICULUM FOR INSTRUCTION WHICH SHALL BE AGE APPROPRIATE AND DEVELOPED ACCORDING TO THE NEEDS AND ABILITIES OF PUPILS AT SUCCESSIVE GRADE LEVELS. 3. SCHOOL AUTHORITIES SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE THE NEEDED FACIL- ITIES, TIME, AND PLACE FOR THE INSTRUCTION SET FORTH HEREIN AND TO PROVIDE LEARNING AIDS AND CURRICULUM RESOURCE MATERIALS WHICH CONTRIBUTE TO EFFECTIVE TEACHING METHODS AND LEARNING REGARDING THE DECISION TO CALL 911 WHEN WITNESSING OR EXPERIENCING A DRUG OR ALCOHOL OVERDOSE. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06198-01-1
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