Suicidal students; higher educational institutions shall develop policies addressing. (SB458)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Policies addressing suicidal students; two-year institutions of higher education.  Provides that two-year public institutions of higher education shall develop and implement policies to advise students, faculty, and staff of the proper procedures for identifying and addressing the needs of students exhibiting suicidal tendencies or behavior as resources become available for such purpose. The bill also deletes repetitive language permitting universities to establish policies regarding students who are a danger to themselves or others; this section and another on violence prevention already permit such policies. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12
01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103013D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/23/2012Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/02/2012Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2012Committee substitute printed 12104569D-S1
02/03/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2012Read second time
02/06/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104569D-S1
02/06/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB458S1
02/07/2012Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on Education
02/17/2012Assigned Education sub: Higher Education and Arts
02/21/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/22/2012Reported from Education with amendment (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2012Read second time
02/24/2012Passed by for the day
02/27/2012Passed by for the day
02/28/2012Read third time
02/28/2012Committee amendment rejected
02/28/2012Passed by for the day
02/29/2012Passed by for the day
03/01/2012Engrossed by House as amended SB458
03/01/2012Read third time
03/01/2012Amendment by Delegate Yost agreed to
03/01/2012Engrossed by House as amended
03/01/2012Passed House with amendment (92-Y 5-N)
03/01/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (92-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2012House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB458ER)
03/08/2012Signed by Speaker
03/09/2012Signed by President
04/09/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 721 (effective 7/1/12)
04/09/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0721)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 5 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB853.