[First Reprint]

SENATE, No. 1010

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

217th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 8, 2016

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  JAMES W. HOLZAPFEL

District 10 (Ocean)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Senator A.R.Bucco

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Directs Commissioner of Education to encourage implementation of Natural High Drug Prevention Program in school districts.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As reported by the Senate Education Committee on September 12, 2016, with amendments.

  


An Act concerning drug prevention education in public schools, 1and1 supplementing chapter 40A of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes 1[, and making an appropriation]1.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    a. The Commissioner of Education shall work in consultation with the national nonprofit organization Natural High to 1[implement] encourage the implementation of1 the Natural High Drug Prevention Program in each school district.  The program shall include, but is not limited to, use of Natural High videos and research-based curricula, training for State educators on the Natural High program, program assessments, support to activate Natural High clubs at 1[high schools] the middle and high school levels1 in the State, and participation of a State educator on the Natural High Leadership Council to provide State-specific input on the program.

     b.    The curriculum for the Natural High Drug Prevention Program implemented pursuant to this act shall include information and discussion, adapted to the age and understanding of the students, on the following:

     (1)   identifying and engaging in positive activities or passions, referred to as natural highs;

     (2)   the benefits of engaging in natural highs and the consequences of drug use;

     (3)   setting goals and reaching one’s full potential;

     (4)   peer pressure, refusal strategies, and influencing peers to adopt a drug-free lifestyle;

     (5)   identifying positive role models;

     (6)   basing choices on positive personal values; and

     (7)   discerning true and false messages about drug use and a drug-free lifestyle.

 

     1[2. There is appropriated from the General Fund to the Department of Education the sum of $40,000 to effectuate the provisions of this act.]1

 

     1[3.] 2.1     This act shall take effect immediately and shall first apply to the first full school year following the date of enactment.