Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||
referred to crime victims, crime and correction
|Oct 21, 2019||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S6787
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S6787 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S6787 (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.
2019-S6787 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6787 SPONSOR: MYRIE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to a reading proficiency level assessment and dyslexia screening for incar- cerated individuals PURPOSE: to amend the correction law, in relation to a reading proficiency level assessment and dyslexia screening for incarcerated individuals. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. The correction law is amended by adding a new section § 137-a. JUSTIFICATION: The prevalence of dyslexia in the general population is about 20%; the
2019-S6787 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6787 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E October 21, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MYRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules 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
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