senate Bill S5992B

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to language development for deaf and hard of hearing children

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 19, 2018 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 18, 2018 ordered to third reading cal.1843
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 12, 2018 print number 5992b
Jun 12, 2018 amend and recommit to education
Mar 21, 2018 print number 5992a
Mar 21, 2018 amend and recommit to education
Jan 03, 2018 referred to education
May 09, 2017 referred to education

Co-Sponsors

S5992 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10710
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §4214, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S674

S5992 - Summary

Relates to language development for deaf and hard of hearing children; requires the department to select language development milestones for existing standardized norms for purposes of developing a resource for use by parents to monitor and track deaf and hard of hearing children's expressive and receptive language acquisition and developmental stages toward English literacy.

S5992 - Sponsor Memo

S5992 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5992

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- 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  language  development
  for deaf and hard of hearing students

  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  section  4214
to read as follows:
  § 4214. LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CHILDREN. 1.
THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL  SELECT  LANGUAGE  DEVELOPMENTAL  MILESTONES FROM
EXISTING STANDARDIZED NORMS, PURSUANT TO THE PROCESS SPECIFIED IN SUBDI-
VISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION, FOR PURPOSES OF DEVELOPING A  RESOURCE  FOR
USE  BY PARENTS TO MONITOR AND TRACK DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CHILDREN'S
EXPRESSIVE AND RECEPTIVE LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND  DEVELOPMENTAL  STAGES
TOWARD  ENGLISH  LITERACY.  FOR  THE  PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM
"LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENTAL  MILESTONES"  MEANS  MILESTONES  OF  DEVELOPMENT
ALIGNED WITH THE EXISTING STATE INSTRUMENT USED TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS
OF  FEDERAL  LAW FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF CHILDREN FROM BIRTH TO FIVE YEARS
OF AGE, INCLUSIVE. THIS PARENT RESOURCE SHALL:
  A. INCLUDE THE LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES SELECTED PURSUANT  TO
THE PROCESS SPECIFIED IN SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION;
  B.  BE  APPROPRIATE  FOR USE, IN BOTH CONTENT AND ADMINISTRATION, WITH
DEAF CHILDREN FROM BIRTH TO FIVE YEARS OF AGE, INCLUSIVE, WHO USE ONE OR
BOTH OF THE LANGUAGES OF AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE  AND  ENGLISH.  FOR  THE
PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION,  "ENGLISH" INCLUDES SPOKEN ENGLISH, WRITTEN
ENGLISH, OR ENGLISH WITH THE USE OF VISUAL SUPPLEMENTS;
  C. PRESENT THE DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES IN TERMS OF  TYPICAL  DEVELOP-
MENT OF ALL CHILDREN, BY AGE RANGE;
  D. BE WRITTEN FOR CLARITY AND EASE OF USE BY PARENTS;
  E.  BE  ALIGNED  TO  THE  DEPARTMENT'S  EXISTING  INFANT, TODDLER, AND
PRESCHOOL GUIDELINES, THE EXISTING INSTRUMENT USED TO ASSESS THE  DEVEL-

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

Co-Sponsors

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S5992A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10710
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §4214, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S674

S5992A - Summary

Relates to language development for deaf and hard of hearing children; requires the department to select language development milestones for existing standardized norms for purposes of developing a resource for use by parents to monitor and track deaf and hard of hearing children's expressive and receptive language acquisition and developmental stages toward English literacy.

S5992A - Sponsor Memo

S5992A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5992--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  ROBACH, AVELLA, CARLUCCI, FUNKE -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Education  --  recommitted to the Committee on Education 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 language development
  for deaf and hard of hearing students

  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 section 4214
to read as follows:
  § 4214. LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CHILDREN. 1.
THE DEPARTMENT  SHALL  SELECT  LANGUAGE  DEVELOPMENTAL  MILESTONES  FROM
EXISTING STANDARDIZED NORMS, PURSUANT TO THE PROCESS SPECIFIED IN SUBDI-
VISION  FOUR  OF THIS SECTION, FOR PURPOSES OF DEVELOPING A RESOURCE FOR
USE BY PARENTS TO MONITOR AND TRACK DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING  CHILDREN'S
EXPRESSIVE  AND  RECEPTIVE LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES
TOWARD ENGLISH LITERACY. FOR THE PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION,  THE  TERM
"LANGUAGE  DEVELOPMENTAL  MILESTONES"  MEANS  MILESTONES  OF DEVELOPMENT
ALIGNED WITH THE EXISTING STATE INSTRUMENT USED TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS
OF FEDERAL LAW FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF CHILDREN FROM BIRTH TO  FIVE  YEARS
OF AGE, INCLUSIVE. THIS PARENT RESOURCE SHALL:
  A.  INCLUDE THE LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES SELECTED PURSUANT TO
THE PROCESS SPECIFIED IN SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION;
  B. BE APPROPRIATE FOR USE, IN BOTH CONTENT  AND  ADMINISTRATION,  WITH
DEAF CHILDREN FROM BIRTH TO FIVE YEARS OF AGE, INCLUSIVE, WHO USE ONE OR
BOTH  OF  THE  LANGUAGES  OF AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE AND ENGLISH. FOR THE
PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "ENGLISH"  INCLUDES  SPOKEN  ENGLISH,  WRITTEN
ENGLISH, OR ENGLISH WITH THE USE OF VISUAL SUPPLEMENTS;
  C.  PRESENT  THE DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES IN TERMS OF TYPICAL DEVELOP-
MENT OF ALL CHILDREN, BY AGE RANGE;

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

Co-Sponsors

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S5992B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10710
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §4214, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S674

S5992B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to language development for deaf and hard of hearing children; requires the department to select language development milestones for existing standardized norms for purposes of developing a resource for use by parents to monitor and track deaf and hard of hearing children's expressive and receptive language acquisition and developmental stages toward English literacy.

S5992B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5992B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5992--B

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. ROBACH, ADDABBO, AKSHAR, AVELLA, BROOKS, CARLUCCI,
  FUNKE, GALLIVAN, HAMILTON, HELMING -- read twice and ordered  printed,
  and  when  printed  to  be  committed to the Committee on Education --
  recommitted to the Committee on Education 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 language development
  for deaf and hard of hearing students

  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 section 4214
to read as follows:
  § 4214. LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CHILDREN. 1.
THE DEPARTMENT  SHALL  SELECT  LANGUAGE  DEVELOPMENTAL  MILESTONES  FROM
EXISTING STANDARDIZED NORMS, PURSUANT TO THE PROCESS SPECIFIED IN SUBDI-
VISION  FOUR  OF THIS SECTION, FOR PURPOSES OF DEVELOPING A RESOURCE FOR
USE BY PARENTS TO MONITOR AND TRACK DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING  CHILDREN'S
EXPRESSIVE  AND  RECEPTIVE LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES
TOWARD ENGLISH LITERACY. FOR THE PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION,  THE  TERM
"LANGUAGE  DEVELOPMENTAL  MILESTONES"  MEANS  MILESTONES  OF DEVELOPMENT
ALIGNED WITH THE EXISTING STATE INSTRUMENT USED TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS
OF FEDERAL LAW FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF CHILDREN FROM BIRTH TO  FIVE  YEARS
OF AGE, INCLUSIVE. THIS PARENT RESOURCE SHALL:
  A.  INCLUDE THE LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES SELECTED PURSUANT TO
THE PROCESS SPECIFIED IN SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION;
  B. BE APPROPRIATE FOR USE, IN BOTH CONTENT  AND  ADMINISTRATION,  WITH
DEAF CHILDREN FROM BIRTH TO FIVE YEARS OF AGE, INCLUSIVE, WHO USE ONE OR
BOTH  OF  THE  LANGUAGES  OF AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE AND ENGLISH. FOR THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11515-05-8

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