Following the Ohio Senate’s concurrence on House Bill 543, State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Independence) released the following statement:

“I want to applaud the Senate for passing the legislation that addresses a critically important issue that far too many families experience. Tragically, youth suicide affects communities and families far too often. I am proud to have sponsored a bill that strives to help Ohio’s children and families through free training in Ohio schools."

Designated the “Jason Flatt Act, Ohio, in honor of Joseph Anielski,” House Bill 543 requires public schools, as well as community (charter) schools and science, technology, engineering and math schools to train teachers and staff in areas regarding suicide awareness and prevention.

House Bill 543 will now be sent to the governor for his signature.


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