La Cañada Flintridge Patch: Bill Requires School IDs To Include Suicide Prevention Hotline
LOS ANGELES, CA — A Southland lawmaker's bill, which would require all public, charter and private schools to print a suicide prevention hotline number on the back of students' identification cards, was passed Wednesday by the Senate Education Committee.
"As a father and a legislator, the safety of our youth has always been a priority for me," said Sen. Anthony J. Portantino, D-La Canada Flintridge. "This bill is a good step ... forward to help prevent these horrific tragedies. No parent should ever have to face a daughter or son's suicide, and if we can prevent just one by providing important information, we should seize that opportunity."
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