Bill Text For HB1103 - Committee Substitute

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 2|             1st Session of the 58th Legislature (2021)                |
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 4|HOUSE BILL 1103                      By: Vancuren, Davis and Waldron   |
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10|       An Act relating to schools; defining term; requiring            |
  |       biennial administration of the Oklahoma Prevention              |
11|       Needs Assessment Survey beginning in certain school             |
  |       year; providing for assistance by the Department of             |
12|       Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services; allowing            |
  |       alternative survey; directing administration of                 |
13|       survey subject to certain funding; allowing for                 |
  |       promulgation of rules; providing for codification;              |
14|       and providing an effective date.                                |
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17|BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA:                  |
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18|    SECTION 1.     NEW LAW     A new section of law to be codified     |
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19|in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 24-157 of Title 70, unless there   |
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20|is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows:               |
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21|    A.  The "Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment Survey" means the    |
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22|biennial mental health prevention survey of public school students     |
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23|in grades six, eight, ten and twelve managed by the Department of      |
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24|Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.                            |
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 1|    B.  Beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, and biennially         |
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 2|thereafter, public schools shall administer the Oklahoma Prevention    |
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 3|Needs Assessment Survey, or an alternative survey as provided in       |
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 4|subsection D of this section, for the purpose of providing direction   |
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 5|to schools, school districts and communities to effectively improve    |
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 6|the lives of students regarding a variety of issues with a focus on    |
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 7|alcohol, tobacco, other drug use, mental health, academic failure      |
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 8|and violence.                                                          |
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 9|    C.  The Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services   |
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10|shall maintain the Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment Survey and     |
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11|shall provide technical assistance for schools in survey               |
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12|administration, reporting, planning and development of school mental   |
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13|health prevention and intervention strategies informed by the survey   |
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14|results.                                                               |
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15|    D.  If a school or school district chooses to administer an        |
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16|alternative survey or assessment tool to fulfill the purpose           |
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17|described in subsection B of this section, it may apply for a waiver   |
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18|through the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse            |
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19|Services.                                                              |
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20|    E.  The provisions of this section shall be subject to the         |
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21|availability of federal funding.  If federal funding is insufficient   |
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22|to provide the Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment Survey to public   |
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23|schools on a biennial basis, administration of the survey shall not    |
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24|be required.                                                           |
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 1|    F.  The Board of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and    |
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 2|the State Board of Education may promulgate rules as necessary to      |
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 3|carry out the provisions of this section.                              |
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 4|    SECTION 2.  This act shall become effective November 1, 2021.      |
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 6|    58-1-2017      EB        3/30/2021 9:58:19 AM                      |
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