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H.B. 329

This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 12:42 PM by jeyring. --> This document includes House Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 10:12 AM by jeyring. -->              1     

PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH PROTECTION

             2     
2014 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Steve Eliason

             5     
Senate Sponsor: Aaron Osmond

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies programs to protect youth.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    provides money for schools to implement evidence-based practices and programs,
             13      or emerging best practices and programs, for preventing suicide; and
             14          .    imposes requirements regarding a parent seminar on youth protection offered by
             15      school districts, including:
             16              .    the number of parent seminars to be offered annually; and
             17              .    the curriculum.
             18      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             19          This bill appropriates in fiscal year 2015:
             20          .    to the State Board of Education - State Office of Education, as an ongoing
             21      appropriation:
             22              .    from the H. [ General ] Education .H Fund, H. [ $225,500 ] $159,000 .H .
             23      Other Special Clauses:
             24          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2014.
             25      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             26      AMENDS:
             27           53A-15-1301 , as enacted by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 194


             28           53A-15-1302 , as enacted by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 139
             29     
             30      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             31          Section 1. Section 53A-15-1301 is amended to read:
             32           53A-15-1301. Youth suicide prevention programs required in secondary schools
             33      -- State Board of Education to develop model programs -- Reporting requirements.
             34          (1) As used in the section:
             35          (a) "Board" means the State Board of Education.
             36          (b) "Intervention" means an effort to prevent a student from attempting suicide.
             37          (c) "Postvention" means mental health intervention after a suicide attempt or death to
             38      prevent or contain contagion.
             39          (d) "Program" means a youth suicide prevention program described in Subsection (2).
             40          (e) "Secondary grades":
             41          (i) means grades 7 through 12; and
             42          (ii) if a middle or junior high school includes grade 6, includes grade 6.
             43          (f) "State Office of Education suicide prevention coordinator" means a person
             44      designated by the board as described in Subsection (3).
             45          (g) "State suicide prevention coordinator" means the state suicide prevention
             46      coordinator described in Section 62A-15-1101 .
             47          (2) (a) In collaboration with the State Office of Education suicide prevention
             48      coordinator, a school district or charter school shall implement a youth suicide prevention
             49      program in the secondary grades of the school district or charter school.
             50          (b) A school district or charter school's program shall include the following
             51      components:
             52          (i) prevention of youth suicides;
             53          (ii) youth suicide intervention; and
             54          (iii) postvention for family, students, and faculty.
             55          (3) The board shall:
             56          (a) designate a State Office of Education suicide prevention coordinator; and
             57          (b) in collaboration with the Department of Heath and the state suicide prevention
             58      coordinator, develop model programs to provide to school districts and charter schools:


             59          (i) program training; and
             60          (ii) resources regarding the required components described in Subsection (2)(b).
             61          (4) The State Office of Education suicide prevention coordinator shall:
             62          (a) oversee the youth suicide prevention programs of school districts and charter
             63      schools; and
             64          (b) coordinate prevention and postvention programs, services, and efforts with the state
             65      suicide prevention coordinator.
             66          (5) (a) Subject to legislative appropriation, the board may distribute money to a school
             67      district or charter school to be used to implement [a program] evidence-based practices and
             68      programs, or emerging best practices and programs, for preventing suicide in the school district
             69      or charter school.
             70          (b) The board shall distribute money under Subsection (5)(a) so that each school that
             71      enrolls students in grade 7 or a higher grade receives an allocation of at least $500, or a lesser
             72      amount per school if the legislative appropriation is not sufficient to provide at least $500 per
             73      school.
             74          (c) (i) A school shall use money allocated to the school under Subsection (5)(b) to
             75      implement evidence-based practices and programs, or emerging best practices and programs,
             76      for preventing suicide.
             77          (ii) Each school may select the evidence-based practices and programs, or emerging
             78      best practices and programs, for preventing suicide that the school implements.
             79          (6) (a) The board shall report to the Legislature's Education Interim Committee, by the
             80      November 2014 meeting, jointly with the state suicide prevention coordinator, on:
             81          (i) the progress of school district and charter school programs; and
             82          (ii) the board's coordination efforts with the Department of Health and the state suicide
             83      prevention coordinator.
             84          (b) School districts and charter schools shall provide to the board information that is
             85      necessary for the board's report to the Legislature's Education Interim Committee as required in
             86      Subsection (6)(a).
             87          Section 2. Section 53A-15-1302 is amended to read:
             88           53A-15-1302. Parent education -- Mental health -- Bullying -- Safety.
             89          (1) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (5), a school district shall offer a seminar for


             90      parents of students in the school district that:
             91          (i) is offered at no cost to parents;
             92          (ii) begins at or after 6 p.m.;
             93          (iii) is held in at least one school located in the school district; and
             94          [(iv) is offered once a year; and]
             95          [(v)] (iv) covers the topics described in Subsection (2).
             96          (b) A school district shall annually offer one parent seminar for each 11,000 students
             97      enrolled in the school district.
             98          [(b)] (c) A school district may:
             99          (i) develop its own curriculum for the seminar described in Subsection (1)(a); or
             100          (ii) use the curriculum developed by the State Board of Education under Subsection
             101      (2).
             102          [(c)] (d) A school district shall notify each charter school located in the attendance
             103      boundaries of the school district of the date and time of [the] a parent seminar, so the charter
             104      school may inform parents of the seminar.
             105          (2) The State Board of Education shall:
             106          (a) develop a curriculum for the parent seminar described in Subsection (1) that
             107      includes information on:
             108          (i) substance abuse, including illegal drugs and prescription drugs and prevention;
             109          (ii) bullying;
             110          (iii) mental health, depression, H. [ and ] .H suicide awareness; H. [ [ ] and [ ] ] suicide
             110a      prevention, including education on limiting access to fatal means; and .H
             111          (iv) Internet safety, including pornography addiction; and
             112           H. [ (v) home firearm storage safety; and ] .H
             113          (b) provide the curriculum, including resources and training, to school districts upon
             114      request.
             115          (3) The State Board of Education shall report to the Legislature's Education Interim
             116      Committee, by the November 2013 meeting, on the progress of implementation of the parent
             117      seminar, including if a local school board has opted out of providing the parent seminar, as
             118      described in Subsection (5), and the reasons why a local school board opted out.
             119          (4) The State Board of Education shall report to the Legislature's Education Interim
             120      Committee by the November 2014 meeting on:


             121          (a) the progress of implementation of the parent seminar;
             122          (b) the estimated attendance reported by each school district;
             123          (c) a recommendation of whether to continue the parent seminar program; and
             124          (d) if a local school board has opted out of providing the parent seminar, as described
             125      in Subsection (5), and the reasons why a local school board opted out.
             126          (5) (a) A school district is not required to offer the parent seminar if the local school
             127      board determines that the topics described in Subsection (2) are not of significant interest or
             128      value to families in the school district.
             129          (b) If a local school board chooses not to offer the parent seminar, the local school
             130      board shall notify the State Board of Education and provide the reasons why the local school
             131      board chose not to offer the parent seminar.
             132          Section 3. Appropriation.
             133          Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures Act, for
             134      the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014, and ending June 30, 2015, the following sums of money
             135      are appropriated from resources not otherwise appropriated, or reduced from amounts
             136      previously appropriated, out of the funds or accounts indicated. These sums of money are in
             137      addition to any amounts previously appropriated for fiscal year 2015.
             138          To State Board of Education - State Office of Education
             139              From H. [ General ] Education .H Fund      H. [ $225,500 ] $159,000 .H
             140              Schedule of Programs:
             141                  Teaching and Learning             H. [ $225,500 ] $159,000 .H
             142          Section 4. Effective date.
             143          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2014.




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