The Assembly Education Committee addresses issues concerning education curricula, school finance, school boards and districts, school transportation, students, teachers, tuition and student aid, vocational and higher education.
Democratic Research Aide: Martin Sumners
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Singleton, Lampitt, Quijano and Pintor Marin Bill to Help Boost Suicide Prevention in Schools OK’d by Assembly PanelLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Pamela Lampitt, Annette Quijano and Eliana Pintor Marin that would better prepare teachers to help prevent student suicides was advanced by an Assembly panel on Monday.
"Effective suicide prevention among teens requires a full court press from the community," said Singleton (D-Burlington). "Teaching staff can help be our frontline guards in this battle because they are well placed to notice and act on any early signs of depression. Hopefully this enhanced training will help us avert many future tragedies."
Mainor & McKeon Bill to Ban Smokeless Tobacco from Public Schools Advanced by Assembly CommitteeLegislation Assembly Democrats Charles Mainor and John McKeon sponsored to prohibit the use of smokeless tobacco at public schools was released Monday by an Assembly committee.
"A person can become addicted to smokeless tobacco, just as with cigarettes, because smokeless tobacco contains nicotine," said Mainor (D-Hudson). "Research indicates that teens who use smokeless tobacco are more likely to become cigarette smokers than non-users."
Earned Sick Leave & Port Authority Reform Top Monday Assembly Committee MeetingsImproved Suicide Prevention, Help for Farmers, Apartment Building Generators, Regulating Drone Usage & Controlling Invasive Bamboo Also on Tap
Discussion Also Set on Improving Teacher Readiness
Two bills to reform the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and legislation to require businesses to provide earned sick leave to workers highlight Monday's Assembly hearings.
Also up are bills to improve suicide prevention training in schools, help farmers fight nuisance complaints, regulate drone usage, require generators for multiple-dwelling buildings and regulate the planting and sale of invasive and destructive running bamboo…