Status Summary

The bill was sent to Ways and Means, then to Senate Rules, pulled in Rules and voted on by the Senate. It was then referred to the House Higher Education Committee. SB6514 had a public hearing in the House Higher Education committee on 2/22. Executive session scheduled on 2/21, but no action was taken in the House Committee on Higher Education. Exec. action taken in the House Committee on Higher Education on 2/23; passed with amendment(s) and referred to Appropriations. Heard in Appropriations on 2/24. Exec. action taken on 2/26; majority passed with amendment(s) and referred to Rules. On 2/28, Rules relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading. Committee amendment(s) adopted with no other amendments. Rules suspended. Placed on third reading. Passed on third reading; yeas, 98; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 0. The bill will go back to the Senate for concurrence or dispute. On 3/6, Senate concurred in House amendments. Passed final passage; yeas, 48; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 1. Once the bill is signed by the Speaker and Senate President it will be delivered to the Governor for action. (updated 3/8)

Legislative Session

2018

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Sen. Brown

6514 requires the Department of Health to contract with a third party entity to create a statewide resource for behavioral health and suicide prevention in post-secondary institutions that includes training curriculum and model protocols. 

6514 also creates a grant program to fund post-secondary institutions’ behavioral health and suicide prevention efforts and requires that the first six grants be awarded to community and technical colleges. Post-secondary institutions shall submit annual reports to the Department of Health.

*Companion to HB 2513