senate Bill S3558D

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for the licensing of licensed orientation and mobility specialists and vision rehabilitation therapists

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 02, 2014 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 28, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 21, 2014 2nd report cal.
amended 3558d
May 20, 2014 1st report cal.839
May 09, 2014 print number 3558c
amend and recommit to finance
Apr 29, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Feb 03, 2014 print number 3558b
amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 09, 2014 print number 3558a
amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 05, 2013 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 03, 2013 advanced to third reading
May 30, 2013 2nd report cal.
May 29, 2013 1st report cal.794
Apr 16, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Feb 05, 2013 referred to higher education

Votes

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Apr 29, 2014 - Higher Education committee Vote

S3558B
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 29, 2013 - Finance committee Vote

S3558
35
0
committee
35
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 16, 2013 - Higher Education committee Vote

S3558
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

Original
A
B
C
D (Active)
Original
A
B
C
D (Active)

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S3558 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3597C
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 168 §§8900 - 8908, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3880C, A8576B
2009-2010: S1262B

S3558 - Summary

Provides for the licensing of licensed orientation and mobility specialists and vision rehabilitation therapists.

S3558 - Sponsor Memo

S3558 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3558

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GRIFFO, DeFRANCISCO, LARKIN, MARTINS, MAZIARZ, SAVI-
  NO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed
  to the Committee on Higher Education

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law, in relation to the licensing of
  orientation and mobility specialists and rehabilitation therapists

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new article 167 to
read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 167
                     VISION REHABILITATION SERVICES
SECTION 8800. INTRODUCTION.
        8801. DEFINITIONS.
        8802. USE  OF  THE  TITLES  "LICENSED  ORIENTATION  AND MOBILITY
                SPECIALISTS" AND "VISION REHABILITATION THERAPISTS".
        8803. STATE BOARD FOR VISION REHABILITATION SERVICES.
        8804. REQUIREMENTS FOR A LICENSE.
        8805. LIMITED PERMITS.
        8806. EXEMPT PERSONS.
        8807. SPECIAL PROVISIONS.
        8808. SEPARABILITY.
  S 8800. INTRODUCTION. THIS ARTICLE APPLIES TO THE PROFESSION OF VISION
REHABILITATION SERVICES, AND PROVIDES  FOR  THE  LICENSING  OF  LICENSED
ORIENTATION  AND  MOBILITY  SPECIALISTS AND VISION REHABILITATION THERA-
PISTS. THE GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR ALL PROFESSIONS CONTAINED  IN  ARTICLE
ONE HUNDRED THIRTY OF THIS TITLE SHALL APPLY TO THIS ARTICLE.
  S 8801. DEFINITIONS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS
SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  1.  THE  PRACTICE  OF  "ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY TRAINING" SHALL MEAN:
(A) THE ASSESSMENT OF INDIVIDUAL  NEEDS  OF  PERSONS  WHO  ARE  VISUALLY
IMPAIRED  FOR SKILLS TRAINING IN METHODS OF SAFE MOVEMENT AND IN STRATE-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06474-01-3

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S3558A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3597C
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 168 §§8900 - 8908, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3880C, A8576B
2009-2010: S1262B

S3558A - Summary

Provides for the licensing of licensed orientation and mobility specialists and vision rehabilitation therapists.

S3558A - Sponsor Memo

S3558A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3558--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRIFFO,  BRESLIN,  DeFRANCISCO,  HOYLMAN, LARKIN,
  MARTINS, MAZIARZ, PARKER, RANZENHOFER, SAVINO, VALESKY --  read  twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on  Higher  Education -- recommitted to the Committee on Higher Educa-
  tion in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law, in relation to the licensing of
  orientation and mobility specialists and rehabilitation therapists

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new article 167 to
read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 167
                     VISION REHABILITATION SERVICES
SECTION 8800. INTRODUCTION.
        8801. DEFINITIONS.
        8802. USE  OF  THE  TITLES  "LICENSED  ORIENTATION  AND MOBILITY
                SPECIALISTS" AND "VISION REHABILITATION THERAPISTS".
        8803. STATE BOARD FOR VISION REHABILITATION SERVICES.
        8804. REQUIREMENTS FOR A LICENSE.
        8805. LIMITED PERMITS.
        8806. EXEMPT PERSONS.
        8807. SPECIAL PROVISIONS.
        8808. SEPARABILITY.
  S 8800. INTRODUCTION. THIS ARTICLE APPLIES TO THE PROFESSION OF VISION
REHABILITATION SERVICES, AND PROVIDES  FOR  THE  LICENSING  OF  LICENSED
ORIENTATION  AND  MOBILITY  SPECIALISTS AND VISION REHABILITATION THERA-
PISTS. THE GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR ALL PROFESSIONS CONTAINED  IN  ARTICLE
ONE HUNDRED THIRTY OF THIS TITLE SHALL APPLY TO THIS ARTICLE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06474-02-4

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S3558B - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3597C
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 168 §§8900 - 8908, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3880C, A8576B
2009-2010: S1262B

S3558B - Summary

Provides for the licensing of licensed orientation and mobility specialists and vision rehabilitation therapists.

S3558B - Sponsor Memo

S3558B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3558--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRIFFO,  BRESLIN,  DeFRANCISCO,  HOYLMAN, LARKIN,
  MARTINS, MAZIARZ, PARKER, RANZENHOFER, SAVINO, VALESKY --  read  twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on  Higher  Education -- recommitted to the Committee on Higher Educa-
  tion in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law,  in  relation  to  the  licensing  of
  orientation and mobility specialists and rehabilitation therapists

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new article 168 to
read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 168
                     VISION REHABILITATION SERVICES
SECTION 8900. INTRODUCTION.
        8901. DEFINITIONS.
        8902. USE OF  THE  TITLES  "LICENSED  ORIENTATION  AND  MOBILITY
                SPECIALISTS" AND "VISION REHABILITATION THERAPISTS".
        8903. STATE BOARD FOR VISION REHABILITATION SERVICES.
        8904. REQUIREMENTS FOR A LICENSE.
        8905. LIMITED PERMITS.
        8906. EXEMPT PERSONS.
        8907. SPECIAL PROVISIONS.
        8908. SEPARABILITY.
  S 8900. INTRODUCTION. THIS ARTICLE APPLIES TO THE PROFESSION OF VISION
REHABILITATION  SERVICES,  AND  PROVIDES  FOR  THE LICENSING OF LICENSED
ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY SPECIALISTS AND  VISION  REHABILITATION  THERA-
PISTS.  THE  GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR ALL PROFESSIONS CONTAINED IN ARTICLE
ONE HUNDRED THIRTY OF THIS TITLE SHALL APPLY TO THIS ARTICLE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06474-05-4

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S3558C - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3597C
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 168 §§8900 - 8908, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3880C, A8576B
2009-2010: S1262B

S3558C - Summary

Provides for the licensing of licensed orientation and mobility specialists and vision rehabilitation therapists.

S3558C - Sponsor Memo

S3558C - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3558--C

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GRIFFO, BALL, BRESLIN, DeFRANCISCO, HOYLMAN, LARKIN,
  MARTINS,  MAZIARZ,  PARKER, RANZENHOFER, SAVINO, VALESKY -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Higher Education -- recommitted to the Committee on  Higher  Educa-
  tion in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted  as
  amended  and  recommitted to said committee -- reported favorably from
  said committee and committed to the Committee on Finance --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law, in relation to the licensing of
  orientation and mobility specialists and rehabilitation therapists

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new article 168 to
read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 168
                     VISION REHABILITATION SERVICES
SECTION 8900. INTRODUCTION.
        8901. DEFINITIONS.
        8902. USE  OF  THE  TITLES  "LICENSED  ORIENTATION  AND MOBILITY
                SPECIALISTS" AND "VISION REHABILITATION THERAPISTS".
        8903. STATE BOARD FOR VISION REHABILITATION SERVICES.
        8904. REQUIREMENTS FOR A LICENSE.
        8905. LIMITED PERMITS.
        8906. EXEMPT PERSONS.
        8907. SPECIAL PROVISIONS.
        8908. SEPARABILITY.
  S 8900. INTRODUCTION. THIS ARTICLE APPLIES TO THE PROFESSION OF VISION
REHABILITATION SERVICES, AND PROVIDES  FOR  THE  LICENSING  OF  LICENSED

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06474-07-4

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S3558D (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3597C
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 168 §§8900 - 8908, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3880C, A8576B
2009-2010: S1262B

S3558D (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the licensing of licensed orientation and mobility specialists and vision rehabilitation therapists.

S3558D (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3558D (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3558--D
    Cal. No. 839

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GRIFFO, BALL, BRESLIN, DeFRANCISCO, HOYLMAN, LARKIN,
  MARTINS,  MAZIARZ,  PARKER, RANZENHOFER, SAVINO, VALESKY -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Higher Education -- recommitted to the Committee on  Higher  Educa-
  tion in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted  as
  amended  and  recommitted to said committee -- reported favorably from
  said committee and committed to the Committee on Finance --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered
  to first report, amended on first report, ordered to a  second  report
  and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining  its  place in the order of second
  report

AN ACT to amend the education law,  in  relation  to  the  licensing  of
  orientation and mobility specialists and rehabilitation therapists

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new article 168 to
read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 168
                     VISION REHABILITATION SERVICES
SECTION 8900. INTRODUCTION.
        8901. DEFINITIONS.
        8902. USE OF  THE  TITLES  "LICENSED  ORIENTATION  AND  MOBILITY
                SPECIALISTS" AND "VISION REHABILITATION THERAPISTS".
        8903. STATE BOARD FOR VISION REHABILITATION SERVICES.
        8904. REQUIREMENTS FOR A LICENSE.
        8905. LIMITED PERMITS.
        8906. EXEMPT PERSONS.
        8907. SPECIAL PROVISIONS.

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

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