senate Bill S2534

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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Actions

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2017 committed to rules
May 15, 2017 advanced to third reading
May 10, 2017 2nd report cal.
May 09, 2017 1st report cal.828
Jan 13, 2017 referred to education

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May 9, 2017 - Education committee Vote

S2534
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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S2534 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1480
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง3004 & 4402, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A4330A, S5439
2013-2014: A2775, S2496, S7797
2011-2012: A9940, S7797

S2534 - Summary

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

S2534 - Sponsor Memo

S2534 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2534

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed 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
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,
clause (a) as amended by chapter 53 of the laws of  1991  and  subclause

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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