Bill S3015B-2011

Directs the commissioner of education to develop and conduct programs designed to prevent suicide among youths

Directs the commissioner of education to develop and conduct programs designed to prevent suicide among youths.

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  • Mar 12, 2012: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Mar 8, 2012: NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
  • Jan 23, 2012: PRINT NUMBER 3015B
  • Jan 23, 2012: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
  • Jan 5, 2012: PRINT NUMBER 3015A
  • Jan 5, 2012: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • Apr 4, 2011: NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
  • Feb 7, 2011: REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3015B

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to directing the commissioner of education to develop and conduct programs designed to prevent suicide among youths

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To amend the education law, in relation to directing the commissioner of education to develop and conduct programs designed to prevent suicide among youths.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The commissioner, in consultation with department of health, the office of mental health, and the office of children and families services shall develop training programs in the prevention of suicide of youth for use by classroom teachers; teaching assistants, pupil personnel services professionals and school administrators or supervisors in public schools in New York State.

JUSTIFICATION: This will inform the professional staff of such schools that there are available resources and training to them regarding the prevention of suicide. These resources and training will assist the professional staff to be able to inform and direct persons contemplating suicide on how to understand and direct them to the available resources for help.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010: A.7161A

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Unknown.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding the date on which it shall become law.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3015--B 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 7, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. HUNTLEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education -- recommitted to the Committee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit- tee AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to directing the commis- sioner of education to develop and conduct programs designed to prevent suicide among youths THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivision 43 to read as follows: 43. A. THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH, AND THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES SHALL DEVELOP TRAINING PROGRAMS IN THE PREVENTION OF SUICIDE OF YOUTHS FOR USE BY AND AT NO COST TO CLASSROOM TEACHERS, TEACHING ASSISTANTS, PUPIL PERSONNEL SERVICES PROFESSIONALS, AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS OR SUPERVISORS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH RESPECTIVE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS. B. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DIRECT EACH BOARD OF EDUCATION TO INFORM STAFF LISTED IN PARAGRAPH A OF THIS SUBDIVISION EMPLOYED BY SUCH BOARD OF THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO THEM FROM OTHER DEPARTMENTS AND OTHER SOURCES REGARDING THE PREVENTION OF SUICIDE PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVI- SION. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.

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