senate Bill S5508A

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

Votes

13
2
13
Aye
2
Nay
1
aye with reservations
0
absent
2
excused
0
abstained
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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5508A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing access to
students' individualized education program electronically

PURPOSE:
This bill would give the school district the option for a teacher to
have access to a student's individual education program electronically.

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

Section 2 makes this act effective immediately.

JUSTIFICATION:
This proposal will save time and money, 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. At the same time, it ensures
that teachers continue to have easy access to their students' IEP
and continue to he informed of their responsibilities under the IEP.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                 5508--A

                       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  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing access to
  students' individualized education program 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 prior to
the implementation of such program OR  SHALL  BE  ABLE  TO  ACCESS  SUCH
STUDENT'S INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM ELECTRONICALLY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11846-02-1

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