senate Bill S5508

Amended

Allows electronic access to student's individualized education program

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 26 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 07 / Jun / 2011
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
  • 07 / Jun / 2011
    • PRINT NUMBER 5508A
  • 11 / Jun / 2011
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 18 / Apr / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.501
  • 19 / Apr / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 25 / Apr / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 11 / Jun / 2012
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 5508B
  • 19 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A7823B

Summary

Allows electronic access to a student's individualized education program.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S5508
S5508A
S5508B
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง4402, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
A7823B

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5508

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to accessing student's
individualized education programs electronically

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill would give the school district the option of enabling a
teacher to have access to a student's individual education program
(IEP) electronically.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Paragraph a of subdivision 7 of section 4022 of the education law is
amended to give the school district the option to enable a teacher to
have access to their student's individual education program
electronically.

Section 2 makes this act effective immediately.

JUSTIFICATION:
This bill will provide much needed mandate relief to the NYC DOE of
approximately $3 million dollars annually in printing costs alone. It
will also save time, promote environmental conservation, and provide
better protection for the confidentiality of student records than the
existing system, which causes multiple copies of records to be in
circulation.
Concomitantly, it ensures that teachers continue to have easy access
to their students' IEP and continue to be informed of their
responsibilities under the IEP.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State.
Savings of approximately $3 million dollars to the NYC DOE.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5508

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 26, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- 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  accessing  student's
  individualized education programs electronically

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision 7 of section 4402 of the  educa-
tion  law,  as  added  by chapter 408 of the laws of 2002, is amended to
read as follows:
  a. The board of education or trustees of each school district and  the
board  of trustees of each charter school shall adopt a policy to ensure
that each regular education teacher, special education teacher,  related
service  provider, and other service provider who is responsible for the
implementation of a student's individualized education program shall  be
given a copy of such student's individualized education program OR SHALL
BE  ABLE TO ACCESS SUCH STUDENT'S INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM ELEC-
TRONICALLY prior to the implementation of such program.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11846-01-1

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