|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|
senate Bill S2534
Current Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2534 - Details
S2534 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2534 TITLE OF BILL : 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : This bill would require school districts to diagnose students as having dyslexia, to acknowledge the diagnosis on their Individual Education Plans (IEP), and to provide dyslexic students with teachers trained to instruct such students. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 1 of this bill amends section 3004 of the Education Law to authorize the commissioner of education to certify or require training of teachers and school administrators in the area of dyslexia and related disorders. The section also provides a definition of dyslexia. Section 2 of this bill amends section 4402 of the Education Law to provide that if a committee or subcommittee of special education believes that a student may have dyslexia, the student must be sent to an evaluation for dyslexia or related learning disorder.
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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