senate Bill S307

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee


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Jan 05, 2022 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Jan 06, 2021 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

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S307 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2062
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:
S6787, A7822

S307 (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.

S307 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S307 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    307
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. MYRIE, BAILEY, GOUNARDES, HOYLMAN, JACKSON, KRUEGER,
   RIVERA,  SALAZAR, SKOUFIS, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Crime  Victims,
   Crime and 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

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