Bill Text: NY S04342 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to requiring the commissioner of education to establish and enforce rules and regulations to incorporate the structured multisensory approach into the already required literacy curriculum for all teachers.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-08 - COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO HIGHER EDUCATION [S04342 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04342-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                      March 7, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  BROOKS -- 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 requiring the incorpo-
          ration of the  structured  multisensory  approach  into  all  required
          literacy courses for prospective teachers
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new
     2  subdivision 57 to read as follows:
     3    57. The commissioner shall establish and enforce rules and regulations
     4  requiring every institution of higher education that offers  a  graduate
     5  or  undergraduate degree or certification program in education or educa-
     6  tional administration located within the state to incorporate  evidence-
     7  based,  effective  methods  of  teaching  reading,  which  shall include
     8  instruction in direct and explicit structured  multisensory  approaches,
     9  also  known as structured literacy, within the current required literacy
    10  curriculum.
    11    § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
    12  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.