Establishes New Jersey Reading Disabilities Task Force, providing:
1. The Legislature finds and declares that:
a. Approximately 85% of all children who receive special education services have basic deficits in language and reading; and
b. Many students with reading disabilities are never properly diagnosed and do not receive the necessary specialized educational programs; and
c. It is in the public interest for the State to establish a New Jersey Reading Disabilities Task Force to study instructional practices and strategies that benefit students with reading disabilities and examine the ways in which current State policies affect this population.
2. There is hereby established the New Jersey Reading Disabilities Task Force. The purpose of the task force shall be to study and evaluate practices for diagnosing, treating, and educating children with reading disabilities and examine how current statutes and regulations affect these students in order to develop recommendations to be presented to the Governor and Legislature.