Bill Text: NY A01039 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to the creation of a prom and graduation safety program; develops educational materials.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-07 - reported referred to ways and means [A01039 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A01039-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 14, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
        AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the creation of a
          prom and graduation safety program
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section
     2  19.26 to read as follows:
     3  § 19.26 Prom and graduation safety program.
     4    (a) The office shall establish a prom and  graduation  safety  program
     5  within the office, which shall focus upon ensuring the safety of adoles-
     6  cents attending their prom and celebrating high school graduation.
     7    (b)  The  commissioner,  in conjunction with the department of health,
     8  the state education department, and the division of state police,  shall
     9  develop  educational  materials for students, educators, and parents and
    10  guardians with information and tips on how to keep adolescents safe  and
    11  healthy, including, but not limited to, the dangers of the use and abuse
    12  of  alcohol, tobacco, prescription medications, and illicit drugs with a
    13  focus on drugs that are prevalent among school-aged youth.  Such  educa-
    14  tional  materials,  including printable brochures, shall be available on
    15  the websites of the office and the state education department and  shall
    16  be updated annually.
    17    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.