WV SB359 | 2015 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-1)
Status: Introduced on January 29 2015 - 25% progression
Action: 2015-01-29 - To Education
Pending: Senate Education Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


The purpose of this bill is to expand the number of people who are trained in suicide prevention in order to maximize the possibility that at risk children and adults can be saved. School personnel from middle school through college will not only be trained, they will provide children and young adults with suicide prevention information, facilitate discussion about preventing suicide and make mental health resources available. Licensed medical professionals will be required to obtain education in suicide prevention as part of their licensing process.

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Relating to suicide prevention awareness


Roll Calls

2015-02-25 - Passed House (Roll No. 187) (Y: 98 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2015-02-11 - Passed Senate with amended title (Roll No. 2) (Y: 34 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2015-01-29SenateTo Education
2015-01-29SenateIntroduced in Senate
2015-01-29SenateTo Education then Finance
2015-01-29SenateFiled for introduction

Same As/Similar To

HB2535 (Same As) 2015-04-15 - Chapter 225, Acts, Regular Session, 2015
HB2441 (Same As) 2015-02-10 - To House Judiciary


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
18240New CodeSee Bill Text
18519Amended CodeCitation Text
18519dAmended CodeCitation Text
18B1B7New CodeSee Bill Text
2761New CodeSee Bill Text
2762New CodeSee Bill Text
3017aAmended CodeCitation Text

West Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments