senate Bill S2599

2023-2024 Legislative Session

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 15, 2023 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.190
substituted for a133
Apr 26, 2023 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 08, 2023 advanced to third reading
Mar 01, 2023 2nd report cal.
Feb 28, 2023 1st report cal.405
Jan 23, 2023 referred to education


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S2599 (ACTIVE) - Details

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Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S7093, A8786
2021-2022: S441, A2185

S2599 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S2599 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2599 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 23, 2023
   MYRIE, SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed  to
   be committed to the Committee on Education
 AN ACT in relation to establishing a dyslexia and dysgraphia task force;
   and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration there-

   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
 school  teacher  who specializes in teaching literacy and evidence-based
 reading instruction. 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 or dysgraphia.
   2.  The  task force shall conduct at least two public hearings for the
 purpose of obtaining information from stakeholders and other  interested
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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