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  • NJ A1613
  • "Madison Holleran Suicide Prevention Act"; requires institutions of higher education to have individuals who focus on reducing student suicides and attempted suicides available 24 hours a day.*
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill is entitled the "Madison Holleran Suicide Prevention Act." Madison Holleran, a track star at Northern Highlands Regional High School in Allendale, New Jersey, committed suicide in January of 2014 while enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania. The bill requires an institution of higher education to have licensed health care professionals with training and experience in mental health issues who focus on reducing student suicides and attempted suicides available on campus for students 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The licensed health care professionals will also work with faculty and staff on ways to recognize the warning signs and risk factors associated with student suicide. Under the bill, no later than 15 days following the beginning of each semester, an institution must transmit to each student via electronic mail, the location and contact information of the licensed health care professionals. According to the "2013 Youth Suicide Report" issued by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families, suicide is the third-leading cause of death for New Jersey youth ages 10-24. The most recent data for 2010-2012 shows that of the 233 youth suicides in New Jersey, 72% were committed by young adults ages 19-24.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Substituted by another Bill
Substituted by S557  (on 6/16/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
6/16/2016 A Substituted by S557
6/2/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
6/2/2016 Assembly Higher Education Hearing (10:00 6/2/2016 Committee Room 15, 4th Floor)
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/2/2016 Assembly Higher Education Committee: Reported with Amendments 5 0 4