assembly Bill A2062

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 22, 2021 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Feb 11, 2021 advanced to third reading cal.100
Feb 10, 2021 reported
Jan 14, 2021 referred to correction

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A2062 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S307
Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §137-a, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A7822, S6787

A2062 (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.

A2062 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2062
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. SIMON, TAYLOR -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
   ABBATE, ASHBY, BARRON, CRUZ, DICKENS, EPSTEIN, GLICK, GOTTFRIED, HUNT-
   ER, LUPARDO, O'DONNELL, RA, REYES, SAYEGH, THIELE, WEPRIN -- 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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD01117-01-1