Community Colleges, State Board for; Board shall develop mental health referral policies, etc. (SB1078)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State Board for Community Colleges; mental health policies. Requires the State Board for Community Colleges to develop a mental health awareness and referral policy that would require community colleges to (i) undertake educational efforts to raise awareness of mental health needs among students and faculty and (ii) designate at least one individual at each college to serve as a point of contact with an emergency services system clinician at a local community services board, or another qualified mental health services provider, for screenings and referrals of students who may have emergency or emerging mental health needs. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103585D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/15/2013Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/24/2013Reported from Education and Health with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1078)
01/28/2013Read second time
01/28/2013Reading of amendments waived
01/28/2013Committee amendments agreed to
01/28/2013Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1078E
01/28/2013Printed as engrossed 13103585D-E
01/29/2013Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2013Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2013Placed on Calendar
02/02/2013Read first time
02/02/2013Referred to Committee on Education
02/04/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1078E)
02/06/2013Reported from Education (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2013Read second time
02/08/2013Read third time
02/08/2013Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/08/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1078ER)
02/12/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1078ER)
02/12/2013Signed by Speaker
02/13/2013Signed by President
02/22/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 49 (effective 7/1/13)
02/22/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0049)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 40 seconds.