STATEMENT TO

 

ASSEMBLY, No. 4434

 

with Senate Floor Amendments

(Proposed by Senator BEACH)

 

ADOPTED: JUNE 21, 2021


 

These Senate amendments:

         clarify that the Student Wellness Grant Program established under the bill will be developed by the Commissioner of Education in full consultation with the Commissioner of Children and Families;

         provide that applications to participate in the grant program will be reviewed by a team of qualified professionals within the Department of Education and the Department of Children and Families; and

         eliminate the billís requirement that the Commissioner of Education develop and disseminate model policies in school-based mental health programs to all school districts.† ††