assembly Bill A1480

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to education
Jan 12, 2017 referred to education

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A1480 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2534
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3004 & 4402, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A9940, S7797
2013-2014: A2775, S2496
2015-2016: A4330, S5439
2019-2020: S2675

A1480 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A1480 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1480

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 12, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. SIMON, DINOWITZ, M. G. MILLER, SEAWRIGHT, TITONE,
  GOTTFRIED,  COLTON,  COOK,  FINCH,  RODRIGUEZ,  PERRY, FARRELL, LALOR,
  QUART, WEPRIN, O'DONNELL, BUCHWALD,  JAFFEE,  ARROYO,  PEOPLES-STOKES,
  JEAN-PIERRE, WOERNER, BLAKE, ORTIZ, SEPULVEDA, DILAN, HUNTER, RICHARD-
  SON,  DAVILA,  BICHOTTE,  HYNDMAN,  PICHARDO, CRESPO, HARRIS -- Multi-
  Sponsored by -- M.  of A. ABBATE, BARRON, BRAUNSTEIN,  GIGLIO,  GLICK,
  HEVESI,  HIKIND,  HOOPER, JOYNER, LOPEZ, McDONALD, THIELE -- read once
  and referred to the Committee on 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

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