senate Bill S7659A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires the state university of New York and the city university of New York to adopt certain provisions related to student mental health

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 03, 2022 committed to rules
May 02, 2022 advanced to third reading
Apr 27, 2022 2nd report cal.
Apr 26, 2022 1st report cal.884
Apr 18, 2022 print number 7659a
Apr 18, 2022 amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 05, 2022 referred to higher education

Votes

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Apr 26, 2022 - Higher Education committee Vote

S7659A
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Higher Education Committee Vote: Apr 26, 2022

S7659 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9753
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§362 & 6235, Ed L

S7659 - Summary

Requires the state university of New York and the city university of New York to adopt certain provisions related to student mental health such as administering student mental health surveys, establishing a mental health committee, administering mental health training to faculty and staff, and improving university policies regarding mental health.

S7659 - Sponsor Memo

S7659 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7659
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 5, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  requiring  the  state
   university  of  New  York and the city university of New York to adopt
   certain provisions related to student mental health

   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 362 to
 read as follows:
   §  362.  STUDENT  MENTAL  HEALTH.  1.  THE UNIVERSITY SHALL CREATE AND
 ADMINISTER TO ALL STUDENTS A MENTAL HEALTH SURVEY TWICE PER  YEAR.  SUCH
 SURVEY  SHALL  INCLUDE,  BUT  NOT  BE  LIMITED TO, QUESTIONS REGARDING A
 STUDENT'S MENTAL HEALTH AND GENERAL WELL-BEING.  PARTICIPATION  IN  SUCH
 SURVEY SHALL BE OPTIONAL TO EACH STUDENT, AND THE RESULTS OF SUCH SURVEY
 FROM  PARTICIPATING  STUDENTS  SHALL  BE  SENT  TO THE CHANCELLOR OF THE
 UNIVERSITY, APPROPRIATE STAFF INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE PRESIDENT
 OF EACH STATE-OPERATED INSTITUTION  OF  THE  UNIVERSITY,  ANY  OVERSIGHT
 COUNCIL  AS MANDATED PURSUANT TO SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY-SIX OF THIS
 ARTICLE AND ANY LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS EMPLOYED BY ANY  OF
 THE STATE-OPERATED INSTITUTIONS OF THE UNIVERSITY.
   2.  THERE  SHALL BE A COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY THAT
 SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENGAGING WITH AND DISSEMINATING  MENTAL  HEALTH
 RESOURCES  TO  FACULTY,  STAFF  AND  STUDENTS.  SUCH  COMMITTEE SHALL BE
 COMPOSED OF A GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS  CHOSEN  BY  THE  CHANCELLOR  OF  THE
 UNIVERSITY  IN  CONJUNCTION  WITH  THE PRESIDENTS OF EACH STATE-OPERATED
 INSTITUTION OF THE UNIVERSITY. SUCH COMMITTEE SHALL ALSO BE  RESPONSIBLE
 FOR  MAKING  RECOMMENDATIONS  TO THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY REGARDING
 HOW OFTEN AND IN WHAT MANNER FACULTY OF  THE  UNIVERSITY  SHALL  PROVIDE
 MENTAL  HEALTH  WELLNESS  DAYS  AND  EXCUSED  ABSENCES  FROM  CLASS  FOR
 STUDENTS.
   3. ALL FACULTY AND OTHER STAFF OF THE UNIVERSITY SHALL BE REQUIRED  ON
 AN  ANNUAL BASIS TO UNDERGO MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING WITH A FOCUS ON IDEN-
 TIFYING OR RECOGNIZING SIGNS OF  MENTAL  DISTRESS  AMONG  STUDENTS.  THE
 CHANCELLOR  OF  THE  UNIVERSITY,  IN  CONJUNCTION WITH THE COMMISSIONER,
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

S7659A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9753
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§362 & 6235, Ed L

S7659A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the state university of New York and the city university of New York to adopt certain provisions related to student mental health such as administering student mental health surveys, establishing a mental health committee, administering mental health training to faculty and staff, and improving university policies regarding mental health.

S7659A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7659A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7659--A
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 5, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed  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, in relation to  requiring  the  state
   university  of  New  York and the city university of New York to adopt
   certain provisions related to student mental health
 
   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 362 to
 read as follows:
   §  362.  STUDENT  MENTAL  HEALTH.  1.  THE UNIVERSITY SHALL CREATE AND
 ADMINISTER, AT THE START OF A STUDENT'S  FRESHMAN  AND  JUNIOR  YEAR,  A
 MENTAL  HEALTH SURVEY. SUCH SURVEY SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO,
 QUESTIONS REGARDING A STUDENT'S MENTAL HEALTH  AND  GENERAL  WELL-BEING.
 PARTICIPATION  IN SUCH SURVEY SHALL BE OPTIONAL TO EACH STUDENT, AND THE
 RESULTS OF SUCH SURVEY FROM PARTICIPATING STUDENTS SHALL BE SENT TO  THE
 CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY, APPROPRIATE STAFF INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMIT-
 ED  TO THE PRESIDENT OF EACH STATE-OPERATED INSTITUTION OF THE UNIVERSI-
 TY, ANY OVERSIGHT COUNCIL AS MANDATED PURSUANT TO SECTION THREE  HUNDRED
 FIFTY-SIX  OF  THIS ARTICLE AND ANY LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS
 EMPLOYED BY ANY OF THE STATE-OPERATED INSTITUTIONS OF THE UNIVERSITY.
   2. THERE SHALL BE A  FIVE  MEMBER  COMMITTEE  ESTABLISHED  WITHIN  THE
 UNIVERSITY THAT SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENGAGING WITH AND DISSEMINATING
 MENTAL  HEALTH  RESOURCES TO FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS. SUCH COMMITTEE
 SHALL BE COMPOSED OF A GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS CHOSEN BY THE CHANCELLOR  OF
 THE UNIVERSITY IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PRESIDENTS OF EACH STATE-OPERATED
 INSTITUTION  OF THE UNIVERSITY. SUCH COMMITTEE SHALL ALSO BE RESPONSIBLE
 FOR MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE REGENTS OF  THE  UNIVERSITY  REGARDING
 HOW  OFTEN  AND  IN  WHAT MANNER FACULTY OF THE UNIVERSITY SHALL PROVIDE
 MENTAL  HEALTH  WELLNESS  DAYS  AND  EXCUSED  ABSENCES  FROM  CLASS  FOR
 STUDENTS.
   3.  ALL FACULTY AND OTHER STAFF OF THE UNIVERSITY SHALL BE REQUIRED ON
 AN ANNUAL BASIS TO UNDERGO MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING WITH A FOCUS ON  IDEN-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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