senate Bill S1285A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Authorizes the commissioner of education to certify or require the training of teachers, administrators and instructors in the area of dyslexia and related disorders

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 24, 2021 print number 1285a
May 24, 2021 amend and recommit to education
Jan 11, 2021 referred to education

Co-Sponsors

S1285 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3004, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7797
2013-2014: S2496
2015-2016: S5439
2017-2018: S2534
2019-2020: S2675

S1285 - Summary

Authorizes the commissioner of education to certify or require the training of teachers, administrators and instructors in the area of dyslexia and related disorders.

S1285 - Sponsor Memo

S1285 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1285
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  BROOKS,  BOYLE,  HELMING, SKOUFIS, THOMAS -- 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 the certification or
   training of teachers, administrators and instructors in  the  area  of
   dyslexia and related disorders

   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 7 to read as follows:
   7. A.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, THE COMMISSIONER IS
 AUTHORIZED  AND  EMPOWERED  TO  CERTIFY OR REQUIRE TRAINING OF TEACHERS,
 ADMINISTRATORS AND INSTRUCTORS IN THE AREA OF DYSLEXIA AND  ITS  RELATED
 DISORDERS. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO PRESCRIBE THE NECES-
 SARY REGULATIONS AND ESTABLISH SUCH PROGRAMS AND TRAINING RELATED TO THE
 NEEDS OF CHILDREN WITH DYSLEXIA OR A RELATED DISORDER. SUCH PROGRAMS AND
 TRAINING  SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF
 SUFFICIENT HOURS OF COURSEWORK AND SUPERVISED  CLINICAL  EXPERIENCE,  AS
 DETERMINED  BY THE COMMISSIONER TO BE EVIDENCE-BASED EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS,
 SUCH AS MULTISENSORY STRUCTURED  LANGUAGE  EDUCATION  OR  OTHER  SIMILAR
 EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR TEACHING CHILDREN AT RISK FOR BEING, OR DIAGNOSED
 AS,  DYSLEXIC  OR  A  RELATED DISORDER. SUCH PROGRAMS OR TRAINING MAY BE
 OBTAINED FROM AN INSTITUTION OR PROVIDER WHICH HAS BEEN APPROVED BY  THE
 DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE SUCH PROGRAMS AND TRAINING.
   B.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "DYSLEXIA" SHALL MEAN A
 SPECIFIC LEARNING DISORDER THAT IS NEUROLOGICAL IN ORIGIN  AND  THAT  IS
 CHARACTERIZED  BY  UNEXPECTED  DIFFICULTIES WITH ACCURATE OR FLUENT WORD
 RECOGNITION AND BY POOR SPELLING AND DECODING ABILITIES  NOT  CONSISTENT
 WITH  THE  PERSON'S  INTELLIGENCE, MOTIVATION, AND SENSORY CAPABILITIES,
 WHICH DIFFICULTIES TYPICALLY RESULT FROM A DEFICIT IN  THE  PHONOLOGICAL
 COMPONENT OF LANGUAGE.
   §  2.  Clause (a) and subclause (i) of clause (b) of subparagraph 3 of
 paragraph b of subdivision 1 of  section  4402  of  the  education  law,
 clause  (a)  as  amended by chapter 53 of the laws of 1991 and subclause

Co-Sponsors

S1285A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3004, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7797
2013-2014: S2496
2015-2016: S5439
2017-2018: S2534
2019-2020: S2675

S1285A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the commissioner of education to certify or require the training of teachers, administrators and instructors in the area of dyslexia and related disorders.

S1285A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1285A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1285--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  BROOKS,  BOYLE,  HELMING, SKOUFIS, THOMAS -- read
   twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
   Committee  on Education -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the  certification  or
   training  of  teachers,  administrators and instructors in the area of
   dyslexia and related disorders
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision  5  of  section 3004 of the education law, as
 amended by chapter 484 of the laws  of  2008,  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   5. (A) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the commissioner is
 authorized  and  empowered  to  certify or require training of teachers,
 administrators and instructors  in  the  area  of  autistic  needs.  The
 commissioner shall have the power to prescribe the necessary regulations
 and  establish such programs and training related to the needs of autis-
 tic children. Such programs and  training  shall  be  obtained  from  an
 institution  or  provider  which  has been approved by the department to
 provide such programs and training, except that  a  school  district  or
 board  of  cooperative educational services may provide such training as
 part of its professional development program.
   (B) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW,  THE  COMMISSIONER  IS
 AUTHORIZED  AND  EMPOWERED  TO  CERTIFY OR REQUIRE TRAINING OF TEACHERS,
 ADMINISTRATORS AND INSTRUCTORS IN  THE  AREA  OF  DYSLEXIA  AND  RELATED
 DISORDERS. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO PRESCRIBE THE NECES-
 SARY REGULATIONS AND ESTABLISH SUCH PROGRAMS AND TRAINING RELATED TO THE
 NEEDS  OF  STUDENTS OF DYSLEXIA AND RELATED DISORDERS. SUCH PROGRAMS AND
 TRAINING SHALL BE OBTAINED FROM AN INSTITUTION  OR  PROVIDER  WHICH  HAS
 BEEN  APPROVED  BY THE DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE SUCH PROGRAMS AND TRAINING,
 EXCEPT THAT A  SCHOOL  DISTRICT  OR  BOARD  OF  COOPERATIVE  EDUCATIONAL
 SERVICES  MAY PROVIDE SUCH TRAINING AS PART OF ITS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOP-
 MENT PROGRAM.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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