Date Requested: February 02, 2015
Time Requested: 02:43 PM
Agency: Education, Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2690 Introduced HB2535
CBD Subject: Health


Sources of Revenue:

Other Fund N/A

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.

    The purpose of this bill is to hold every public middle and high school administrator responsible for disseminating suicide prevention information and providing opportunities to discuss suicide prevention awareness information to all middle and high school students on or before September 1, 2015, and September 1, of each year thereafter.
    The suicide prevention information may be obtained from DHHR or can be commercially developed resources that is reviewed for accuracy and approved by WVDE and disseminated via the DHHR website.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 0 0
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0

Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):

    Should this bill pass, administrator training opportunities already exist to train principals to implement requirements and the WV Student Success Standards and Health Education Standards already require schools to educate students about personal safety. This would include suicide prevention awareness. While implementing bill requirements will take planning and coordination with DHHR, it should not have any new direct costs to schools.



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Brenda Freed
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