AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR SCHOOL SAFETY, REQUIRE AN ANNUAL REPORT ON SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS, ESTABLISH CERTAIN SCHOOL SAFETY GRANTS PROGRAMS, REQUIRE THE DEVELOPMENT OF A RECOMMENDED SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS RESPONSE PROGRAM, REQUIRE ANNUAL REPORTS ON SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT PERSONNEL, EXPRESS THE INTENTION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY THAT ADDITIONAL FUNDS PROVIDED FOR INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT PERSONNEL BE USED TO FUND ADDITIONAL SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT PERSONNEL, REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION TO STUDY AND REPORT ON SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST AND SCHOOL COUNSELOR POSITIONS, AND PROVIDE FOR EIGHT ADDITIONAL AGENTS OF THE STATE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION TO SUPPORT THE BEHAVIORAL THREAT ASSESSMENT PROGRAM, CONSISTENT WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE AND COMMITTEE REPORT FOR HOUSE BILL 966 OF THE 2019 REGULAR SESSION.
House amendment #1 makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.
Modifies the issues the Department of Public Instruction must examine in its study to recommend a mental health screening process to identify school children at risk of harming themselves or others. Now includes examining the procedure for parents to opt in to the mental health screening (previously required examining whether parents will be permitted to opt out of the screen).
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