assembly Bill A9940

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires the certification or training of teachers, administrators and instructors in the area of dyslexia and related disorders

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Apr 26, 2012 referred to higher education

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A9940 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7797
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง3004 & 4402, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A2775, S2496
2015-2016: A4330, S5439
2017-2018: A1480, S2534
2019-2020: S2675
2021-2022: S1285

A9940 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the certification or training of teachers, administrators and instructors in the area of dyslexia and related disorders.

A9940 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  9940

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 26, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. BRENNAN, MILLMAN, ROBINSON, ABINANTI, BOYLAND,
  CASTRO, MARKEY, M. MILLER, STEVENSON, TITONE -- Multi-Sponsored by  --
  M. of A. ABBATE, BROOK-KRASNY, FARRELL, P. RIVERA, WEPRIN -- read once
  and referred to the Committee on Higher Education

AN  ACT  to amend the education law, in relation to the certification or
  training of teachers, administrators and instructors in  the  area  of
  dyslexia and related disorders

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

  Section 1. Section 3004 of the education law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 7 to read as follows:
  7. A.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, THE COMMISSIONER IS
AUTHORIZED  AND  EMPOWERED  TO  CERTIFY OR REQUIRE TRAINING OF TEACHERS,
ADMINISTRATORS AND INSTRUCTORS IN THE AREA OF DYSLEXIA AND  ITS  RELATED
DISORDERS. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO PRESCRIBE THE NECES-
SARY REGULATIONS AND ESTABLISH SUCH PROGRAMS AND TRAINING RELATED TO THE
NEEDS OF CHILDREN WITH DYSLEXIA OR A RELATED DISORDER. SUCH PROGRAMS AND
TRAINING  SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF
SUFFICIENT HOURS OF COURSEWORK AND SUPERVISED  CLINICAL  EXPERIENCE,  AS
DETERMINED  BY THE COMMISSIONER TO BE EVIDENCE-BASED EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS,
SUCH AS MULTISENSORY STRUCTURED  LANGUAGE  EDUCATION  OR  OTHER  SIMILAR
EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR TEACHING CHILDREN AT RISK FOR BEING, OR DIAGNOSED
AS,  DYSLEXIC  OR  A  RELATED DISORDER. SUCH PROGRAMS OR TRAINING MAY BE
OBTAINED FROM AN INSTITUTION OR PROVIDER WHICH HAS BEEN APPROVED BY  THE
DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE SUCH PROGRAMS AND TRAINING.
  B.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "DYSLEXIA" SHALL MEAN A
SPECIFIC LEARNING DISORDER THAT IS NEUROLOGICAL IN ORIGIN  AND  THAT  IS
CHARACTERIZED  BY  UNEXPECTED  DIFFICULTIES WITH ACCURATE OR FLUENT WORD
RECOGNITION AND BY POOR SPELLING AND DECODING ABILITIES  NOT  CONSISTENT
WITH  THE  PERSON'S  INTELLIGENCE, MOTIVATION, AND SENSORY CAPABILITIES,
WHICH DIFFICULTIES TYPICALLY RESULT FROM A DEFICIT IN  THE  PHONOLOGICAL
COMPONENT OF LANGUAGE.
  S  2.  Clause (a) and subclause (i) of clause (b) of subparagraph 3 of
paragraph b of subdivision 1 of  section  4402  of  the  education  law,

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