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Bill S7748-2009

Extends provisions of chapter 219 of 2003 relating to publishers or manufacturers providing printed instructional materials for college students with disabilities

Relates to publishers or manufacturers providing printed instructional materials for college students with disabilities.

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Actions

  • May 26, 2010: 1ST REPORT CAL.658
  • May 6, 2010: REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Higher Education - May 26, 2010
Ayes (17): Stavisky, Oppenheimer, Schneiderman, Krueger, Parker, Huntley, Foley, Onorato, Serrano, Aubertine, LaValle, Seward, Flanagan, Robach, Griffo, Maziarz, Hannon
Ayes W/R (1): Alesi

Memo

 BILL NUMBER:  S7748

TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend chapter 219 of the laws of 2003, amending the education law relating to publishers or manufacturers providing printed instructional materials for college students with disabilities, in relation to extending the provisions of such chapter

PURPOSE : Extends the provisions of chapter 219 of 2003 relating to publishers or manufacturers providing printed instructional materials for college students with disabilities.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 2 of chapter 219 of the laws of 2003, amending the education law relating to publishers or manufacturers providing printed instructional materials for college students with disabilities, as amended by chapter 342 of the laws of 2007 is amended to take effect August 15, 2004 and shall expire and be deemed repealed 9 years after such effective date.

JUSTIFICATION : All students, including those with physical disabilities, deserve an equal opportunity to excel at their post-secondary education. Disabled students are often unable to obtain electronic versions of course materials required by the course instructor or in some cases, the materials that are offered do not maintain the structural integrity of the original instructional materials. These students are therefore inadvertently discriminated against and are unable to obtain the very materials that are essential for their success in the class. This legislation is intended to ensure that students with disabilities attending a post-secondary institution in New York State have the same resources available to them as students without disabilities.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE : Immediately and shall be deemed to have been in full force and effect on and after April 1, 2010.

Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7748 IN SENATE May 6, 2010 ___________
Introduced by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend chapter 219 of the laws of 2003, amending the education law relating to publishers or manufacturers providing printed instruc- tional materials for college students with disabilities, in relation to extending the provisions of such chapter THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 2 of chapter 219 of the laws of 2003, amending the education law relating to publishers or manufacturers providing printed instructional materials for college students with disabilities, as amended by chapter 342 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows: S 2. This act shall take effect August 15, 2004 and shall expire and be deemed repealed [6] 9 years after such effective date. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed to have been in full force and effect on and after April 1, 2010.

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