senate Bill S4585

Relates to publishers or manufacturers providing printed instructional materials for college students with disabilities

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 12 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.907
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A4989

Summary

Relates to publishers or manufacturers providing printed instructional materials for college students with disabilities, in relation to extending the provisions of such chapter.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4989
Versions:
S4585
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Education
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2, Chap 219 of 2003

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4585

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 219 of the laws of 2003,
amending the education law relating to publishers or manufacturers
providing printed instructional materials for college students with
disabilities, in relation to extending the provisions of such chapter

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would reauthorize the
current law that requires publishers or manufacturers of printed
instructional materials for college students to provide electronic
formats of printed instructional material to be available for purchase
for students with disabilities. Electronic versions of the printed
instructional materials would be required to maintain the structural
integrity of its printed versions, be compatible with commonly used
Braille translation and speech synthesis software, include corrections
and revisions as necessary, and be available at a cost that is
comparable to the printed version.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of this bill extends current law requirements that
publishers or manufacturers of printed instructional materials provide
electronic formats of printed instructional materials that are
mutually agreed upon by the publisher or manufacturer and the
Commissioner of Education. Such printed instructional materials would
be converted to an electronic format using the most updated software
technology available to the public. The electronic version must:
maintain the structural integrity of the printed version; be
compatible with commonly used Braille translation and speech synthesis
software; include corrections and revisions as needed; be available to
students with disabilities at a cost comparable to its printed
versions; and, be available in a timely manner upon receipt of a
written request that:

(a) certifies that the electronic version will be used by a student
with a disability;

(b) certifies that the student has a disability that prevents him or
her from using standard instructional materials;

(c) certifies that the printed instructional material is for use by a
student in connection with a course which he or she is registered or
enrolled at the college;

(d) is signed by the coordinator of services for students with
disabilities at the college or the campus or college official
responsible for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Section 2 amends the expiration of this law by extending it for an
additional three years

JUSTIFICATION: This bill would ensure that students with disabilities
have full access to instructional materials in suitable alternate
formats for use in colleges in New York State by extending current law
provisions for an additional three years

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None


FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: The act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4585

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 12, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend chapter 219 of the laws of 2003, amending the  education
  law relating to publishers or manufacturers providing printed instruc-
  tional  materials  for college students with disabilities, in relation
  to extending the provisions of such chapter

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Section 2 of chapter 219 of the laws of 2003, amending the
education law relating to publishers or manufacturers providing  printed
instructional  materials  for  college  students  with  disabilities, as
amended by chapter 194 of the laws  of  2010,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  S  2.  This act shall take effect August 15, 2004 and shall expire and
be deemed repealed [9] 12 years after such effective date.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08639-01-3

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