Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Sep 18, 2020
referred to rules
Senate Bill S8985
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S8985 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S8985 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8985 SPONSOR: BAILEY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to requiring training for teachers and administrators in the area of childhood trauma PURPOSE:: To direct the Commissioner of Education to require that all persons applying for a teaching certificate or license as a special education teacher on or after January 1, 2022 shall have completed enhanced coursework or training in the area of trauma as it relates to children and its impact on child development and learning. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:: Section one of this bill shall amend Section 3004 of the education law by adding a new subdivision 4-a that recognizes the effects of trauma on child development and directs the Commissioner of Education to require
2019-S8985 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8985 I N S E N A T E September 18, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BAILEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring training for teachers and administrators in the area of childhood trauma 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 4-a to read as follows: 4-A. IN RECOGNIZING THE EFFECTS OF TRAUMA ON THE CHILD DEVELOPMENT, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PRESCRIBE REGULATIONS REQUIRING THAT ALL PERSONS APPLYING ON OR AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-TWO FOR A TEACH- ING CERTIFICATE OR LICENSE AS A SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER FOR THE PURPOSES PURSUANT TO ARTICLE EIGHTY-NINE OF THIS CHAPTER SHALL, IN ADDI- TION TO ALL THE OTHER CERTIFICATION OR LICENSING REQUIREMENTS, HAVE COMPLETED ENHANCED COURSE WORK OR TRAINING IN THE AREA OF TRAUMA AS IT RELATES TO CHILDREN AND ITS IMPACT ON CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING. IN ADDITION, SUCH REGULATIONS SHALL REQUIRE THAT ENHANCED TRAINING IN THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED TRAUMA BE PROVIDED TO EACH CERTI- FIED SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR OR SUPERVISOR ASSIGNED ON OR AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-TWO TO SERVE AS A SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR INCLUDING A SPECIAL EDUCATION ADMINISTRATOR. SUCH TRAINING SHALL BE PROVIDED PRIOR TO, OR AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE FOLLOWING, ASSIGNMENT AS A SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR OR SPECIAL EDUCATION ADMINISTRATOR. INDIVIDUALS SERVING AS SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS OR SPECIAL EDUCATION ADMINISTRATORS AS OF JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-TWO SHALL COMPLETE SUCH TRAINING BY SUCH DATE. THE ENHANCED COURSE WORK OR TRAINING SHALL BE OBTAINED FROM AN INSTITUTION OR PROVIDER WHICH HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE DEPART- MENT TO PROVIDE SUCH COURSE WORK OR TRAINING IN THE NEEDS OF THOSE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED TRAUMA, PROVIDED THAT ENHANCED TRAINING FOR CERTIFIED SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS OR SUPERVISORS THAT MEETS STANDARDS PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONER MAY BE INCLUDED IN THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROVIDED BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OR BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES TO SUCH ADMINISTRATORS OR SUPERVISORS. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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