|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 03, 2021||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S4347
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4347 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate 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:
2015-2016: S4995, S6587
2019-2020: S1423, S4340
S4347 (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.
S4347 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4347 SPONSOR: BROUK TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: This bill provides for licensure of school psychologists and defines the educational and experiential qualifications necessary for licensure and continued practice. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one is legislative intent. Section two amends the education law by adding a new Article 166-A.
S4347 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4347 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 3, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BROUK -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed 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 practitioners in the development of a school and community based strate- gy of response and support. § 2. The education law is amended by adding a new article 166-A to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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