Mental health awareness training; certain school board employees required to complete. (SB619)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School boards; mental health awareness training. Requires each school board to (i) adopt and implement policies that require each teacher and other relevant personnel, as determined by the school board, employed on a full-time basis, to complete a mental health awareness training or similar program at least once and (ii) provide such training, which may be provided pursuant to a contract with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, a community services board, a behavioral health authority, a nonprofit organization, or other certified trainer or via an online module. This bill is identical to HB 74. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104685D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB619)
01/27/2020Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/31/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB619)
02/06/2020Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Committee substitute printed 20107763D-S1
02/06/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/06/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Read second time
02/11/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107763D-S1
02/11/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB619S1
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB619S1)
02/14/2020Placed on Calendar
02/14/2020Read first time
02/14/2020Referred to Committee on Education
02/17/2020Reported from Education with substitute (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Committee substitute printed 20108280D-H1
02/17/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/17/2020Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/19/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB619H1)
02/21/2020Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Read second time
02/26/2020Read third time
02/26/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108280D-H1
02/26/2020Engrossed by House as amended SB619H1
02/26/2020Passed House with substitute (80-Y 19-N)
02/26/2020VOTE: Passage (80-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020House substitute agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Title replaced 20108280D-H1
03/05/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB619ER)
03/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB619ER)
03/06/2020Signed by Speaker
03/07/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/25/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 472 (effective 7/1/20)
03/25/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0472)