senate Bill S82A

2021-2022 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
Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Jun 01, 2021 print number 82a
Jun 01, 2021 amend and recommit to education
Jan 06, 2021 referred to education

Co-Sponsors

S82 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 2-A §§20 - 24, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7138

S82 - Summary

Enacts the student suicide prevention act; requires the governing board or body of every local educational agency serving students in grades seven to twelve, to adopt policies, procedures and guidelines on student suicide prevention, intervention and postvention for students in such grades.

S82 - Sponsor Memo

S82 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    82
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 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

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

Co-Sponsors

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S82A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 2-A §§20 - 24, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7138

S82A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the student suicide prevention act; requires the governing board or body of every local educational agency serving students in grades seven to twelve, to adopt policies, procedures and guidelines on student suicide prevention, intervention and postvention for students in such grades.

S82A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S82A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   82--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. HOYLMAN, GOUNARDES, PARKER -- read twice and ordered
   printed,  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Educa-
   tion -- 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.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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