Bill Text: NY A05338 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Requires at least one full-time licensed or certified school social worker to be employed in each elementary, intermediate, middle, junior high school and senior high school throughout the state.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 34-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-11 - referred to education [A05338 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05338-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 11, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. ORTIZ, QUART, JAFFEE, DICKENS, WILLIAMS, COOK,
          KIM,  SEAWRIGHT  --  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ARROYO, PRETLOW --
          read once and referred to the Committee on Education
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring  a  licensed
          or  certified  social worker in each elementary, intermediate, middle,
          junior high and senior high school
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 803-b
     2  to read as follows:
     3    § 803-b. Social workers licensed under article one hundred  fifty-four
     4  of  this  chapter  or certified pursuant to rules and regulations estab-
     5  lished by the department, required in elementary, intermediate,  middle,
     6  junior high and senior high schools.  The board of education or trustees
     7  of  every  public  school  district in the state shall on and after July
     8  first, two thousand nineteen employ and provide access to at  least  one
     9  licensed  or certified school social worker in each of the schools under
    10  their jurisdiction exclusive of any  school  social  workers  funded  or
    11  mandated through any special education funding, aid, regulation or stat-
    12  ute.  Such licensed or certified school social worker shall perform such
    13  duties within their lawful scope of practice.
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.