senate Bill S7016

Amended

Relates to the request by parents for translated documents for students with disabilities

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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 / Apr / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 22 / May / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO NEW YORK CITY EDUCATION SUBCOMMITTEE
  • 29 / May / 2014
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO EDUCATION
  • 05 / Jun / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
  • 05 / Jun / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 7016A

Summary

Relates to the request by parents for translated documents for students with disabilities.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9870
Versions:
S7016
S7016A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง4403, Ed L

Votes

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7016

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the
request by parents for translated documents for students with
disabilities

PURPOSE: To ensure that parents of all public school children fully
understand their child's learning needs and be better able to follow
the guidelines of their child's individualized education program.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 adds new subsection 21 to section 4403 of the Education Law,
requiring that the State Education Department provide a translation of
a student's Individualized Education Program (IEP), evaluation, action
or implementation plan upon request by a parent, a person in parental
relationship, or a student age 18 or older.

JUSTIFICATION: New York State is home to many individuals who do not
speak English as their primary language. Though translations are
available for many important documents, currently there is no
requirement that Individualized Education Programs and other important
school documents relating to a child's IEP be translated for parents.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.

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

                                  7016

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 14, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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 the request by parents
  for translated documents for students with disabilities

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

  Section  1.  Section  4403 of the education law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 21 to read as follows:
  21. TO PROVIDE ANY PARENT  OR  PERSON  IN  PARENTAL  RELATION  WITH  A
STUDENT  WITH  A  DISABILITY  AS  DEFINED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF
SECTION FORTY-FOUR HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE, ALL  EVALUATIONS,  INDI-
VIDUALIZED  EDUCATION PROGRAMS, AND IMPLEMENTATION PLANS TRANSLATED INTO
THEIR PRIMARY LANGUAGE AT THE REQUEST OF SUCH PARENT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14714-02-4

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