Bill Text For HB2008 - Committee Substitute

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 2|             1st Session of the 56th Legislature (2017)                |
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 4|HOUSE BILL NO. 2008                  By: McCall                        |
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 7|                        COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE                           |
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 8|       An Act relating to education; creating the Dyslexia             |
  |       and Education Task Force; providing termination date;           |
 9|       stating purpose of Task Force; providing for                    |
  |       membership; providing date for appointments;                    |
10|       describing process for filling vacancies; providing             |
  |       deadline for organizational meeting; directing                  |
11|       election of a chair and vice-chair; providing for               |
  |       meetings; prohibiting travel reimbursement for Task             |
12|       Force members; listing duties of Task Force;                    |
  |       requiring that Task Force comply with specified acts;           |
13|       providing staff assistance; requiring Task Force to             |
  |       issue report to the Legislature and Governor by a               |
14|       specified date; providing for noncodification; and              |
  |       providing an effective date.                                    |
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17|BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA:                  |
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18|    SECTION 1.     NEW LAW     A new section of law not to be          |
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19|codified in the Oklahoma Statutes reads as follows:                    |
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20|    A.  There is hereby created, to continue until December 31,        |
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21|2018, the "Dyslexia and Education Task Force".  The purpose of the     |
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22|Task Force shall be to create a dyslexia handbook that will provide    |
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23|guidance for schools, students and parents in identification,          |
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 1|intervention and support of students with dyslexia through             |
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 2|accommodations and assistive technology.                               |
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 3|    B.  The Committee shall be composed of nineteen (19) members as    |
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 4|follows:                                                               |
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 5|    1.  The Superintendent of Public Instruction or designee;          |
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 6|    2.  The Chancellor of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher        |
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 7|Education or designee;                                                 |
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 8|    3.  The Secretary of Education and Workforce Development or        |
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 9|designee;                                                              |
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10|    4.  The Executive Director of the Office of Educational Quality    |
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11|and Accountability or designee;                                        |
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12|    5.  A student with dyslexia, appointed by the Speaker of the       |
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13|Oklahoma House of Representatives;                                     |
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14|    6.  A parent of a student with dyslexia, appointed by the          |
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15|President Pro Tempore of the Oklahoma State Senate;                    |
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16|    7.  A classroom teacher, appointed by the Governor;                |
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17|    8.  A special education teacher, appointed by the Speaker of the   |
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18|Oklahoma House of Representatives;                                     |
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19|    9.  A school principal, appointed by the President Pro Tempore     |
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20|of the Oklahoma State Senate;                                          |
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21|    10.  A school counselor, appointed by the Governor;                |
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22|    11.  A school district director of special services, appointed     |
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23|by the Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives;               |
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 1|    12.  A school superintendent, appointed by the President Pro       |
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 2|Tempore of the Oklahoma State Senate;                                  |
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 3|    13.  A school psychologist, appointed by the Governor;             |
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 4|    14.  A member who is part of an organization that advocates on     |
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 5|behalf of students with dyslexia, appointed by the Speaker of the      |
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 6|Oklahoma House of Representatives;                                     |
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 7|    15.  A member who is an Academic Language Therapy Association      |
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 8|certified Academic Language Therapist Qualified Instructor who is      |
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 9|also a dyslexia therapist certified by the International Dyslexia      |
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10|Association, appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Oklahoma    |
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11|State Senate;                                                          |
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12|    16.  A member who is an attorney who represents families and       |
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13|students that have been affected by dyslexia, appointed by the         |
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14|Governor;                                                              |
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15|    17.  A member who is part of a not-for-profit organization that    |
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16|encourages cooperation between educators, taxpayers and elected        |
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17|officials, appointed by the Speaker of the Oklahoma House of           |
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18|Representatives;                                                       |
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19|    18.  A member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives,            |
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20|appointed by the Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives;     |
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21|and                                                                    |
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22|    19.  A member of the Oklahoma State Senate, appointed by the       |
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23|President Pro Tempore of the Oklahoma State Senate.                    |
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 1|    C.  Appointments to the Task Force shall be made by September 1,   |
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 2|2017.  Members of the Task Force shall serve at the pleasure of the    |
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 3|appointing authority.  A vacancy on the Task Force shall be filled     |
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 4|by the appointing authority.                                           |
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 5|    D.  The Task Force shall conduct an organizational meeting not     |
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 6|later than October 1, 2017.  The Task Force shall elect a chair and    |
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 7|vice-chair at the organizational meeting.  A majority of the members   |
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 8|present at a meeting shall constitute a quorum to conduct business.    |
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 9|    E.  The Task Force shall be authorized to meet at such times as    |
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10|may be required in order to fulfill the duties imposed upon the Task   |
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11|Force by law.  Members of the Task Force shall not be reimbursed for   |
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12|travel expenses.                                                       |
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13|    F.  The Task Force shall:                                          |
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14|    1.  Study how to effectively identify students who have            |
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15|dyslexia;                                                              |
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16|    2.  Make recommendations for appropriate interventions for         |
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17|students with dyslexia; and                                            |
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18|    3.  Make this information available in a handbook for schools,     |
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19|teachers and families to use as a resource.                            |
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20|    G.  The Task Force shall be subject to the Oklahoma Open Meeting   |
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21|Act and the Oklahoma Open Records Act.                                 |
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22|    H.  Staff assistance for the Task Force shall be provided by the   |
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23|Oklahoma House of Representatives and the Oklahoma State Senate.       |
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 1|    I.  The Task Force shall issue a report of its findings to the     |
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 2|Legislature and Governor no later than December 1, 2018.               |
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 3|    SECTION 2.  This act shall become effective November 1, 2017.      |
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 5|    56-1-7027      EK     02/21/17                                     |
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