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S.689: Mental Health Awareness and Improvement Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor Tom Harkin, D-Iowa
Total Cosponsors 23 (14 Democrats, 9 Republicans)
Introduced April 9, 2013
Latest Major Action April 11, 2013
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Bill Summary

Mental Health Awareness and Improvement Act of 2013 - Title I: Education Programs - Achievement Through Prevention Act - (Sec. 103) Amends part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to allow states, local educational agencies (LEAs), and schools to use school improvement funds to implement schoolwide positive behavioral interventions and supports and early intervening services and coordinate them with similar activities carried out under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. (Early intervening services are a set of coordinated services for students in kindergarten through grade 12 who are not currently identified as needing special education or related services, but who need additional academic and behavioral support to succeed in a general education environment.)

Revises requirements for state educational agency (SEA) reports and LEA plans to include information relating to such interventions and services. Requires sch...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 11, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 37.
April 11, 2013 Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Reported by Senator Harkin with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
April 10, 2013 Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
April 9, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.