Senate Bill S4467A

Vetoed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

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

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Vetoed By Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2015-S4467 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 168 §§8900 - 8908, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1262
2011-2012: S3880
2013-2014: S3558

2015-S4467 - Summary

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

2015-S4467 - Sponsor Memo

2015-S4467 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4467

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 23, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- 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 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.
  S 8901. 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-
GIES  TO  GATHER REQUIRED ENVIRONMENTAL AND SPATIAL INFORMATION; (B) THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07767-01-5
              

co-Sponsors

2015-S4467A - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 168 §§8900 - 8908, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1262
2011-2012: S3880
2013-2014: S3558

2015-S4467A - Summary

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

2015-S4467A - Sponsor Memo

2015-S4467A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4467--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 23, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Higher  Education  --
  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.
  S 8901. 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07767-03-5
              

co-Sponsors

2015-S4467B - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 168 §§8900 - 8908, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1262
2011-2012: S3880
2013-2014: S3558

2015-S4467B - Summary

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

2015-S4467B - Sponsor Memo

2015-S4467B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4467--B
    Cal. No. 724

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 23, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRIFFO, BRESLIN, LARKIN, PARKER -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Higher  Education  --  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 and said bill committed to the Commit-
  tee on Rules -- ordered  to  a  third  reading,  amended  and  ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

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.
              

co-Sponsors

2015-S4467C (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 168 §§8900 - 8908, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1262
2011-2012: S3880
2013-2014: S3558

2015-S4467C (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

2015-S4467C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4467--C
    Cal. No. 724

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 23, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRIFFO, BRESLIN, LARKIN, PARKER -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Higher  Education  --  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 and said bill committed to the Commit-
  tee on Rules -- ordered  to  a  third  reading,  amended  and  ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading -- passed
  by  Senate and delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered,
  restored to third reading, amended and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining
  its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law, in relation to the licensing of
  vision  impairment  specialists  and  certification/specialization  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 IMPAIRMENT SPECIALISTS
SECTION 8900. INTRODUCTION.
        8901. DEFINITIONS.
        8902. USE OF TITLES.
        8903. STATE BOARD FOR VISION IMPAIRMENT SPECIALISTS.
        8904. REQUIREMENTS FOR A LICENSE AS A LOW VISION SPECIALIST.
        8905. REQUIREMENTS FOR A LICENSE AS AN ORIENTATION AND  MOBILITY
                SPECIALIST.
        8906. REQUIREMENTS  FOR  A  LICENSE  AS  A VISION REHABILITATION
                THERAPIST.
        8907. LIMITED PERMITS.
        8908. EXEMPT PERSONS.

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

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