senate Bill S5791A

Relates to certain information to be provided prior to hearings held for certain pupils being suspended from school

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 14 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 23 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
  • 23 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 5791A
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1557
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A4054A

Summary

Relates to certain information about special education upon entry to school.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4054A
Versions:
S5791
S5791A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4402, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
A9961C, A9961C

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5791A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
certain information about special education upon entry to school

PURPOSE:

To provide information to parents regarding special education services
upon a student's enrollment in school.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Adds a new subdivision 8 to § 4402 of the Education Law.

Section 2: Sets forth a July 1, 2015 effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

This bill requires school districts to provide information to parents
of their rights surrounding the availability of special education
services. Such information shall be provided upon a child's enrollment
or attendance in a public school and may be provided by directing
parents to information on the New York State Education Department's
website, provided that the district include the name and contact
information of the committee on special education chairperson. This
bill is intended to provide parents with additional tools to access
educational services that may be available.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

July 1, 2015

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

                                 5791--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education  --  recommitted
  to the Committee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation  to  certain  information
  about special education upon entry to school

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

  Section 1. Section 4402 of the education law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 8 to read as follows:
  8.  UPON  THEIR  CHILD'S  ENROLLMENT OR ATTENDANCE IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL,
SUCH SCHOOL SHALL NOTIFY EVERY PARENT OR PERSON IN PARENTAL RELATION  OF
THEIR  RIGHTS  REGARDING  REFERRAL AND EVALUATION OF THEIR CHILD FOR THE
PURPOSES OF SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES OR PROGRAMS PURSUANT TO  APPLICA-
BLE FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS. SUCH NOTIFICATION MAY BE PROVIDED BY DIRECT-
ING  PARENTS  OR  PERSONS  IN  PARENTAL  RELATION  TO OBTAIN INFORMATION
LOCATED ON THE DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE RELATING  TO  A  PARENT'S  GUIDE  TO
SPECIAL  EDUCATION  IN  NEW  YORK  STATE FOR CHILDREN AGES THREE THROUGH
TWENTY-ONE PROVIDED THE NOTIFICATION SHALL ALSO  CONTAIN  THE  NAME  AND
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S COMMIT-
TEE  ON  SPECIAL EDUCATION OR OTHER INDIVIDUAL WHO IS CHARGED WITH PROC-
ESSING REFERRALS TO THE COMMITTEE IN THE DISTRICT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2015.  Effective  immediately,
the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rules or regulations neces-
sary  for  the  implementation  of  this  act  on its effective date are
authorized to be made on or before such date.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07653-02-4

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