assembly Bill A7822

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires a reading proficiency level assessment and dyslexia screening for certain incarcerated individuals

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Jul 21, 2020 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.238
rules report cal.238
reported
Jul 14, 2020 reported referred to rules
Jan 08, 2020 referred to correction
May 23, 2019 referred to correction

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A7822 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6787
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §137-a, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A2062, S307

A7822 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires all incarcerated individuals who do not have a high-school diploma or its equivalent to receive a reading proficiency-level assessment and dyslexia screening upon intake; and requires for such individuals who perform below a certain proficiency level to be provided with dyslexia intervention that is evidence-based effective and consistent with science-based research specifically tailored to addressing dyslexia.

A7822 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7822

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. SIMON -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Correction

AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to a reading proficiency
  level assessment and dyslexia screening for incarcerated individuals

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The correction law is amended by adding a new section 137-a
to read as follows:
  §  137-A. READING PROFICIENCY LEVEL ASSESSMENT AND DYSLEXIA SCREENING.
1. AS PART OF THE INTAKE PROCESS, AN INCARCERATED  INDIVIDUAL  WHO  DOES
NOT HAVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR ITS EQUIVALENT SHALL RECEIVE A READING
PROFICIENCY  LEVEL ASSESSMENT AND DYSLEXIA SCREENING. IF AN INCARCERATED
INDIVIDUAL DEMONSTRATES THAT HE OR SHE IS BELOW  THE  PROFICIENCY  LEVEL
REQUIRED  TO  BE  A  HIGH-FUNCTIONING  READER,  SUCH INDIVIDUAL SHALL BE
PROVIDED WITH DYSLEXIA INTERVENTION THAT IS  EVIDENCE-BASED,  EFFECTIVE,
AND  CONSISTENT  WITH  SCIENCE-BASED  RESEARCH  SPECIFICALLY TAILORED TO
ADDRESSING DYSLEXIA.
  2. THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER  OF  EDUCA-
TION,  SHALL  PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS THAT REQUIRE, BUT ARE NOT
LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:
  (A) TEACHERS AT ALL CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES SHALL HAVE AND DEMONSTRATE
AWARENESS OF THE BEST PRACTICES OF SCIENTIFIC READING INSTRUCTION;
  (B) EACH INMATE WHO DOES NOT HAVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR ITS  EQUIV-
ALENT  SHALL RECEIVE A READING PROFICIENCY LEVEL ASSESSMENT AND A DYSLE-
XIA SCREENING; AND
  (C) A PROCESS BE ESTABLISHED IN WHICH INCARCERATED  INDIVIDUALS,  UPON
INTAKE, ARE ASSESSED AND ADMINISTERED A DYSLEXIA SCREENING, AND PROVIDED
WITH  DYSLEXIA  INTERVENTION  THAT  IS  EVIDENCE-BASED,  EFFECTIVE,  AND
CONSISTENT WITH SCIENCE-BASED RESEARCH SPECIFICALLY TAILORED TO ADDRESS-
ING DYSLEXIA.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11644-03-9