Bill Text For HB1568 - Senate Floor Version

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 4|HOUSE BILL NO. 1568                  By: Boatman, Randleman,           |
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 7|                                         Haste of the Senate           |
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10|       [ schools - creating Maria's Law - adding mental                |
  |       health instruction to health education  codification            |
11|       - effective date ]                                              |
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14|BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA:                  |
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15|    SECTION 1.     NEW LAW     A new section of law to be codified     |
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16|in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 11-103.9b of Title 70, unless      |
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17|there is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows:         |
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18|    A.  This section shall be known and may be cited as "Maria's       |
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19|Law".                                                                  |
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20|    B.  Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, the State Board of   |
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21|Education shall require that all schools, as part of any health        |
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22|education curriculum, include instruction in mental health, with an    |
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23|emphasis on the interrelation of physical and mental well-being.       |
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 1|    C.  In consultation with the Department of Mental Health and       |
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 2|Substance Abuse Services, the Board shall revise the Oklahoma          |
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 3|Academic Standards for Health and Physical Education to include a      |
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 4|focus on mental health and develop a list of age-appropriate           |
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 5|resources for students in grades kindergarten through twelve.  The     |
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 6|standards and resources shall be available on the website of the       |
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 7|State Department of Education.                                         |
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 8|    D.  School districts may enter into agreements with nonprofit      |
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 9|entities and other community partners to assist with or to provide     |
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10|mental health education to students pursuant to this section if the    |
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11|nonprofits and community partners are approved by the State            |
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12|Department of Education and the Department of Mental Health and        |
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13|Substance Abuse Services.                                              |
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14|    E.  The Board shall promulgate rules to implement the provisions   |
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15|of this section.                                                       |
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16|    SECTION 2.  This act shall become effective November 1, 2021.      |
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17|COMMITTEE REPORT BY: COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS                       |
  |April 7, 2021 - DO PASS AS AMENDED                                     |
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