senate Bill S2260

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to vision screening examinations for students

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Jan 20, 2021 referred to education

S2260 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5311
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §905, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S1860, A9664

S2260 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires vision screening examinations for students using examination devices and testing methods, including, but not limited to, the Snellen Eye Test Chart and automated vision screening devices.

S2260 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2260 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2260
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 20, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- 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 vision screening exam-
   inations of students
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1.  Subdivision  4  of  section  905 of the education law, as
 amended by chapter 477 of the laws  of  2004,  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   4.  Vision  screening  examinations of students in the schools of this
 state made pursuant to subdivision one of this section, or made pursuant
 to the by-laws, regulations or practices of the board  of  education  of
 the  city  school  district of the city of New York, shall be subject to
 the provisions of this subdivision, and where inconsistent herewith, the
 provisions of this subdivision shall prevail. In addition to any  vision
 screening examinations otherwise required by the provisions or practices
 cited  in  this subdivision, all students who enroll in a school of this
 state shall be tested for color perception,  distance  acuity  and  near
 vision  within  six  months of admission to the school, or by such other
 date as may be prescribed in the regulations of the commissioner,  USING
 EXAMINATION  DEVICES  AND  TESTING  METHODS  AS MAY BE AUTHORIZED IN THE
 REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE SNEL-
 LEN EYE TEST CHART AND AUTOMATED VISION SCREENING DEVICES.  The  results
 of any such vision screening examinations, whether made pursuant to this
 subdivision  or  pursuant  to  the provisions or practices cited in this
 subdivision, shall be in writing and shall  be  made  available  to  the
 student's  parent  or  person in parental relation and to any teacher of
 the student within the school while  the  student  is  enrolled  in  the
 school, and shall be kept in a permanent file of the school for at least
 as  long as the minimum retention period for such records, as prescribed
 by the commissioner pursuant to article fifty-seven-A of  the  arts  and
 cultural affairs law.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 

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