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S00441 Summary:

BILL NOS00441C
 
SAME ASSAME AS A02185-B
 
SPONSORHOYLMAN
 
COSPNSRCLEARE, HINCHEY, JACKSON, KAMINSKY, MAYER, MYRIE, SKOUFIS
 
MLTSPNSR
 
 
Establishes a dyslexia and dysgraphia task force; implements the findings of such task force.
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S00441 Actions:

BILL NOS00441C
 
01/06/2021REFERRED TO EDUCATION
06/04/2021AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
06/04/2021PRINT NUMBER 441A
11/16/2021AMEND BY RESTORING TO ORIGINAL PRINT 441
01/05/2022REFERRED TO EDUCATION
04/19/2022AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
04/19/2022PRINT NUMBER 441B
05/04/2022AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
05/04/2022PRINT NUMBER 441C
05/24/2022COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
05/24/2022ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1488
05/24/2022SUBSTITUTED BY A2185B
 A02185 AMEND=B Carroll
 01/14/2021referred to education
 01/05/2022referred to education
 04/18/2022amend (t) and recommit to education
 04/18/2022print number 2185a
 04/27/2022reported referred to ways and means
 05/04/2022amend (t) and recommit to ways and means
 05/04/2022print number 2185b
 05/09/2022reported referred to rules
 05/10/2022reported
 05/10/2022rules report cal.104
 05/10/2022ordered to third reading rules cal.104
 05/11/2022passed assembly
 05/11/2022delivered to senate
 05/11/2022REFERRED TO EDUCATION
 05/24/2022SUBSTITUTED FOR S441C
 05/24/20223RD READING CAL.1488
 05/24/2022PASSED SENATE
 05/24/2022RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
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S00441 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         441--C
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                       (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:
 
     1    Section  1. Dyslexia and dysgraphia task force. 1. The commissioner of
     2  education shall establish a task force to examine appropriate and effec-
     3  tive evidence-based dyslexia and dysgraphia screening  methods,  reading
     4  interventions, and other educational supports for students in kindergar-
     5  ten  through  grade  five.  The task force shall consist of at least ten
     6  members, including the commissioner of education or their designee,  who
     7  shall  serve  as chair of the task force. The remaining members shall be
     8  appointed by the commissioner of education in such a  manner  to  ensure
     9  that all regions of the state are represented, and shall include: (a) at
    10  least  two  members who specialize in identifying, evaluating, and diag-
    11  nosing individuals with dyslexia or dysgraphia; (b) at least one  member
    12  who  specializes  in  educating individuals with dyslexia or dysgraphia;
    13  (c) at least one member who is a parent of a student  with  dyslexia  or
    14  dysgraphia;  (d) at least one member with dyslexia or dysgraphia; (e) at
    15  least one member from an institute of higher education who is an  expert
    16  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.
                                                                   LBD02478-15-2

        S. 441--C                           2
 
     1  school teacher who specializes in teaching literacy  and  evidence-based
     2  reading  instruction.  All  members  shall  have  expertise in fields or
     3  disciplines related to the  identification  of  students  with  learning
     4  disabilities  including  the  unique  educational needs of students with
     5  dyslexia or dysgraphia.
     6    2. The task force shall conduct at least two public hearings  for  the
     7  purpose  of obtaining information from stakeholders and other interested
     8  parties including  but  not  limited  to  speech  pathologists,  reading
     9  specialists, teachers, school administrators, and parents.
    10    3.  The  task  force shall prepare and submit a report of its findings
    11  and recommendations to the governor, temporary president of  the  senate
    12  and  speaker of the assembly eighteen months after the effective date of
    13  this act.
    14    4. For the purposes of this act,  the  term  "screening  methods"  may
    15  include  examining  the  use  and  frequency  of  dyslexia or dysgraphia
    16  screeners that are valid, reliable, low cost, and developmentally appro-
    17  priate that measure deficits in areas including: (a) phonological aware-
    18  ness; (b) phonological or language-based  memory;  (c)  rapid  automatic
    19  naming;  (d)  receptive vocabulary; (e) phonics skills; (f) decoding and
    20  encoding real and pseudo-words; (g) oral reading fluency; and (h)  writ-
    21  ing  at the sentence and paragraph level. Such screeners shall be inclu-
    22  sive of students with diverse  racial,  linguistic,  and  socio-economic
    23  backgrounds, and factor familial history.
    24    §  2.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2023 and shall expire and
    25  be deemed repealed August 1, 2024.
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