senate Bill S441C

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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Current Bill Status Via A2185 - Vetoed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor

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Actions

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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 24, 2022 substituted by a2185b
ordered to third reading cal.1488
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 04, 2022 print number 441c
May 04, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to education
Apr 19, 2022 print number 441b
Apr 19, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to education
Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Nov 16, 2021 amend by restoring to original print 441
Jun 04, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to education
Jan 06, 2021 referred to education
Jun 04, 2021 print number 441a

Co-Sponsors

S441 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2185
Law Section:
Education
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7093, A8786

S441 - Summary

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

S441 - Sponsor Memo

S441 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    441
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. HOYLMAN, JACKSON, SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Educa-
   tion
 
 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-
 RY IMPERCEPTION, DYSPHASIA, SPECIFIC  DEVELOPMENTAL  DYSLEXIA,  DEVELOP-
 MENTAL DYSGRAPHIA, AND DEVELOPMENTAL SPELLING DISABILITY.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S441A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2185
Law Section:
Education
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7093, A8786

S441A - Summary

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

S441A - Sponsor Memo

S441A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  441--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  HOYLMAN, HINCHEY, JACKSON, MYRIE, SKOUFIS -- 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 establishing a  dysle-
   xia 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 a new section 4407-a
 to read as follows:
   § 4407-A. DYSLEXIA; TASK FORCE. 1. THE TASK FORCE ON DYSLEXIA IS HERE-
 BY CREATED WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS  FOR  APPRO-
 PRIATE  SCREENING OF STUDENTS FOR DYSLEXIA AND RELATED DISORDERS, APPRO-
 PRIATE INTERVENTIONS AND CLASSROOM SUPPORT FOR  STUDENTS  WITH  DYSLEXIA
 AND  RELATED  DISORDERS, AND TO RECOMMEND RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS, STAFF
 AND ADMINISTRATORS 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  "RELATED DISORDERS" SHALL MEAN DISORDERS SIMILAR TO OR
 RELATED TO DYSLEXIA INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DEVELOPMENTAL AUDITO-
 RY IMPERCEPTION, DYSPHASIA, SPECIFIC  DEVELOPMENTAL  DYSLEXIA,  DEVELOP-
 MENTAL DYSGRAPHIA, AND DEVELOPMENTAL SPELLING DISABILITY.
   3.  (A)  THE  TASK FORCE SHALL CONSIST OF THIRTEEN MEMBERS AS FOLLOWS:
 (I) THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE WHO SHALL SERVE
 AS CHAIR; (II) THE CHANCELLOR OF THE BOARD OF  REGENTS  OR  HIS  OR  HER
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

S441B - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2185
Law Section:
Education
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7093, A8786

S441B - Summary

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

S441B - Sponsor Memo

S441B - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  441--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  HOYLMAN, HINCHEY, JACKSON, MYRIE, SKOUFIS -- 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 --  recommitted
   to the Committee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
   --  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.
                                                            LBD02478-09-2

Co-Sponsors

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S441C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2185
Law Section:
Education
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7093, A8786

S441C (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S441C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S441C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  441--C
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  HOYLMAN, HINCHEY, JACKSON, MYRIE, SKOUFIS -- 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 --  recommitted
   to the Committee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
   --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
   and recommitted  to  said  committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill
   amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
   tee
 
 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
 in  dyslexia  or dysgraphia; and (f) at least one member who is a public

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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