assembly Bill A2185B

Vetoed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a dyslexia and dysgraphia task force and implementing the findings of such task force

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 23, 2022 tabled
vetoed memo.48
Nov 22, 2022 delivered to governor
May 24, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1488
substituted for s441c
May 11, 2022 referred to education
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 10, 2022 ordered to third reading rules cal.104
rules report cal.104
reported
May 09, 2022 reported referred to rules
May 04, 2022 print number 2185b
May 04, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to ways and means
Apr 27, 2022 reported referred to ways and means
Apr 18, 2022 print number 2185a
Apr 18, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to education
Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Jan 14, 2021 referred to education

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A2185 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S441
Law Section:
Education
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A8786, S7093
2023-2024: A133, S2599

A2185 - Summary

Establishes a dyslexia and dysgraphia task force; implements the findings of such task force.

A2185 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2185
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  CARROLL, COLTON, SEAWRIGHT, SIMON, DINOWITZ,
   RODRIGUEZ, DE LA ROSA, LUPARDO, WILLIAMS, DICKENS, GRIFFIN,  ABINANTI,
   EPSTEIN,  SAYEGH,  JONES,  RA, TAYLOR, BARRON, DAVILA, McMAHON, REYES,
   JEAN-PIERRE, ASHBY, FALL -- Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A.  COOK,
   ENGLEBRIGHT, FRONTUS, HYNDMAN, THIELE -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Education
 
 AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing a dysle-
   xia task force and implementing the findings of such task force
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The  education  law is amended by adding two new sections
 4407-a and 4407-b to read as follows:
   § 4407-A. DYSLEXIA; TASK FORCE. 1. THE TASK FORCE ON DYSLEXIA IS HERE-
 BY CREATED WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT TO DEVELOP GUIDELINES FOR THE APPROPRI-
 ATE SCREENING OF STUDENTS FOR DYSLEXIA AND  RELATED  DISORDERS,  PROVIDE
 GUIDELINES REGARDING THE APPROPRIATE INTERVENTIONS AND CLASSROOM SUPPORT
 FOR  STUDENTS  DEEMED  AT  RISK,  AND  TO DEVELOP A PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR
 TEACHERS TO BETTER HELP STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA.
   2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING  TERMS  SHALL  HAVE
 THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   (A) THE TERM "DYSLEXIA" SHALL MEAN AN UNEXPECTED DIFFICULTY IN READING
 FOR  AN  INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS THE INTELLIGENCE TO BE A MUCH BETTER READER,
 MOST COMMONLY CAUSED BY A DIFFICULTY IN THE PHONOLOGICAL PROCESSING, THE
 APPRECIATION OF THE INDIVIDUAL SOUNDS OF SPOKEN LANGUAGE, WHICH  AFFECTS
 THE ABILITY OF AN INDIVIDUAL TO SPEAK, READ, AND SPELL.
   (B)  THE  TERM  "SCREENING  PROGRAM"  SHALL  MEAN A DYSLEXIA SCREENING
 PROGRAM WHICH IS: (I)  EVIDENCE  BASED  WITH  PROVEN  PSYCHOMETRICS  FOR
 VALIDITY; (II) EFFICIENT AND LOW COST; AND (III) READILY AVAILABLE.
   (C)  THE  TERM  "RELATED DISORDERS" SHALL MEAN DISORDERS SIMILAR TO OR
 RELATED TO DYSLEXIA INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DEVELOPMENTAL AUDITO-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02478-01-1

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A2185A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S441
Law Section:
Education
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A8786, S7093
2023-2024: A133, S2599

A2185A - Summary

Establishes a dyslexia and dysgraphia task force; implements the findings of such task force.

A2185A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2185--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  CARROLL, COLTON, SEAWRIGHT, SIMON, DINOWITZ,
   LUPARDO, WILLIAMS, DICKENS, GRIFFIN, ABINANTI, EPSTEIN, SAYEGH, JONES,
   RA, TAYLOR, DAVILA, McMAHON, REYES, JEAN-PIERRE, ASHBY,  FALL,  ENGLE-
   BRIGHT,  ANDERSON, JACKSON, McDONALD -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
   COOK, FRONTUS, HYNDMAN, SILLITTI, THIELE -- read once and referred  to
   the  Committee  on Education -- recommitted to the Committee on Educa-
   tion  in  accordance  with  Assembly  Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee
 
 AN ACT in relation to establishing a dyslexia task force
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Dyslexia task force. 1. The commissioner of education shall
 establish a task force to examine appropriate  and  effective  evidence-
 based  screening  methods,  reading interventions, and other educational
 supports for dyslexia and related disorders for students in kindergarten
 through grade five.   Such task force shall  consist  of  at  least  ten
 members,  including the commissioner of education or their designee, who
 shall serve as chair of the task force. The remaining members  shall  be
 appointed  by  the  commissioner of education in such a manner to ensure
 that all regions of the state are represented, and shall include: (a) at
 least two professionals who specialize in identifying,  evaluating,  and
 diagnosing individuals with dyslexia and related disorders; (b) at least
 one  member  who  specializes in educating individuals with dyslexia and
 related disorders; (c) at least one parent of a student  with  dyslexia;
 (d)  at  least one individual with dyslexia; and (e) at least one repre-
 sentative from an institute of higher education  who  is  an  expert  in
 dyslexia  and  related  disorders.  All  members shall have expertise in
 fields or disciplines related to the  identification  of  students  with
 learning disabilities including the unique educational needs of students
 with dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02478-08-2

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A2185B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S441
Law Section:
Education
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A8786, S7093
2023-2024: A133, S2599

A2185B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a dyslexia and dysgraphia task force; implements the findings of such task force.

A2185B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2185--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  CARROLL, COLTON, SEAWRIGHT, SIMON, DINOWITZ,
   LUPARDO, WILLIAMS, DICKENS, GRIFFIN, ABINANTI, EPSTEIN, SAYEGH, JONES,
   RA, TAYLOR, DAVILA, McMAHON, REYES, JEAN-PIERRE, ASHBY,  FALL,  ENGLE-
   BRIGHT, ANDERSON, JACKSON, McDONALD, OTIS, WALSH -- Multi-Sponsored by
   --  M. of A. COOK, FRONTUS, HYNDMAN, SILLITTI, THIELE -- read once and
   referred to the Committee on Education -- recommitted to the Committee
   on Education in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to  said  committee  -- reported and referred to the Committee on Ways
   and Means -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted  as
   amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT in relation to establishing a dyslexia and dysgraphia task force;
   and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration there-
   of
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Dyslexia and dysgraphia task force. 1. The commissioner  of
 education shall establish a task force to examine appropriate and effec-
 tive  evidence-based  dyslexia and dysgraphia screening methods, reading
 interventions, and other educational supports for students in kindergar-
 ten through grade five. The task force shall consist  of  at  least  ten
 members,  including the commissioner of education or their designee, who
 shall serve as chair of the task force. The remaining members  shall  be
 appointed  by  the  commissioner of education in such a manner to ensure
 that all regions of the state are represented, and shall include: (a) at
 least two members who specialize in identifying, evaluating,  and  diag-
 nosing  individuals with dyslexia or dysgraphia; (b) at least one member
 who specializes in educating individuals with  dyslexia  or  dysgraphia;
 (c)  at  least  one member who is a parent of a student with dyslexia or
 dysgraphia; (d) at least one member with dyslexia or dysgraphia; (e)  at
 least  one member from an institute of higher education who is an expert
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02478-14-2