January 26, 2011
HOUSE BILL No. 1019
DIGEST OF HB 1019
(Updated January 25, 2011 2:19 pm - DI 107)
Citations Affected: IC 12-21; IC 20-28.
Synopsis: Training for child suicide prevention. Requires the division
of mental health and addiction to consider evidence based programs
and develop programs for teacher training on the prevention of child
suicide and the recognition of signs that a student may be considering
suicide. Allows a governing body to adjourn its schools to allow
teachers to participate in a basic or inservice course of education and
training on suicide prevention and the recognition of signs that a
student may be considering suicide. Provides that after June 30, 2013,
an individual may not receive an initial teaching license unless the
individual has completed training on suicide prevention and the
recognition of signs that a student may be considering suicide. (The
introduced version of this bill was prepared by the commission on
Effective: July 1, 2011.
January 5, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Family, Children and Human
January 20, 2011, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
January 25, 2011, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.
January 26, 2011
First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1019
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 12-21-5-2; (11)HB1019.2.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 12-21-5-2, AS AMENDED BY P.L.99-2007,
SECTION 103, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 2. The division is responsible for
(1) The planning, research, and development of programs and
methods for the education and treatment of children with an
(2) The coordination of governmental services, activities, and
programs in Indiana relating to such children.
(3) The administration of the state supported services concerned
with such children.
(4) The preparation of the annual report required by IC 7.1-6-2-5.
(5) The development, with input and guidance from the
department of education and consideration of evidence based
programs, of basic or inservice courses for teachers and
training for teachers on the following:
(A) Prevention of child suicide.
(B) Recognition of signs that a student may be considering
SOURCE: IC 12-21-5-4; (11)HB1019.2.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 12-21-5-4 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2011]: Sec. 4. (a) The division of mental health and addiction
shall report to the Indiana commission on mental health
established by IC 12-21-6.5-2 not later than October 31 of each
year on the programs developed under section 2(5) of this chapter.
(b) This section expires December 31, 2013.
SOURCE: IC 20-28-3-4; (11)HB1019.2.3. -->
SECTION 3. IC 20-28-3-4, AS AMENDED BY P.L.122-2007,
SECTION 2, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 4. A governing body may adjourn the governing
body's schools for not more than three (3) days in a school year to allow
teachers, school administrators, and paraprofessionals to participate in:
(1) a session concerning agricultural instruction conducted in the
(2) a meeting of a teachers' association;
(3) a visitation of model schools under a governing body's
(4) a basic or inservice course of education and training on autism
that is certified by the state board in conjunction with the state
health commissioner and any other appropriate entity determined
by the state board; or
(5) a basic or inservice course of education and training on the
prevention of child suicide and the recognition of signs that a
student may be considering suicide.
A governing body shall pay a teacher the teacher's per diem salary for
the teacher's participation.
SOURCE: IC 20-28-5-3; (11)HB1019.2.4. -->
SECTION 4. IC 20-28-5-3, AS AMENDED BY P.L.75-2008,
SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 3. (a) The department shall designate:
(1) the grade point average required for each type of license; and
(2) the types of licenses to which the teachers' minimum salary
laws apply, including nonrenewable one (1) year limited licenses.
(b) The department shall determine details of licensing not provided
in this chapter, including requirements regarding the following:
(1) The conversion of one (1) type of license into another.
(2) The accreditation of teacher education schools and
(3) The exchange and renewal of licenses.
(4) The endorsement of another state's license.
(5) The acceptance of credentials from teacher education
institutions of another state.
(6) The academic and professional preparation for each type of
(7) The granting of permission to teach a high school subject area
related to the subject area for which the teacher holds a license.
(8) The issuance of licenses on credentials.
(9) The type of license required for each school position.
(10) The size requirements for an elementary school requiring a
(11) Any other related matters.
The department shall establish at least one (1) system for renewing a
teaching license that does not require a graduate degree.
(c) This subsection does not apply to an applicant for a substitute
teacher license. After June 30, 2007, the department may not issue an
initial teaching license at any grade level to an applicant for an initial
teaching license unless the applicant shows evidence that the applicant:
(1) has successfully completed training approved by the
(A) cardiopulmonary resuscitation that includes a test
demonstration on a mannequin;
(B) removing a foreign body causing an obstruction in an
(C) the Heimlich maneuver;
(2) holds a valid certification in each of the procedures described
in subdivision (1) issued by:
(A) the American Red Cross;
(B) the American Heart Association; or
(C) a comparable organization or institution approved by the
advisory board; or
(3) has physical limitations that make it impracticable for the
applicant to complete a course or certification described in
subdivision (1) or (2).
(d) This subsection does not apply to an applicant for a
substitute teacher license. After June 30, 2013, the department may
not issue an initial teaching license at any grade level to an
applicant for an initial teaching license unless the applicant shows
evidence that the applicant has successfully completed education
and training on the prevention of child suicide and the recognition
of signs that a student may be considering suicide.
(d) (e) The department shall periodically publish bulletins
(1) the details described in subsection (b);
(2) information on the types of licenses issued;
(3) the rules governing the issuance of each type of license; and
(4) other similar matters.