senate Bill S5568A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to special education services and programs for preschool children with disabilities

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 18, 2013 signed chap.545
Dec 06, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2013 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.540
substituted for a7302a
Jun 18, 2013 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1458
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 11, 2013 print number 5568a
amend (t) and recommit to education
May 21, 2013 referred to education

S5568 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7302A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4410, add §4410-c, Ed L

S5568 - Summary

Relates to special education services and programs for preschool children with disabilities; audits by the state comptroller of the expenses reported by program providers of special education services for preschool children with disabilities.

S5568 - Sponsor Memo

S5568 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5568

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 21, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- (at request of the State Comptroller) --
  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 special education
  services and programs for preschool children with handicapping  condi-
  tions

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

  Section 1. Paragraph c of subdivision 4 of section 4410 of the  educa-
tion  law,  as amended by chapter 474 of the laws of 1996, is amended to
read as follows:
  c. The documentation of the evaluation shall  include  all  assessment
reports and a summary report of the findings of the evaluation on a form
prescribed  by  the  commissioner  including a detailed statement of the
preschool child's individual needs. The summary report  shall  not  make
reference  to  any specific provider of special services or programs. In
addition, with the consent  of  the  parents,  approved  evaluators  and
committees  shall be provided with the most recent evaluation report for
a child in transition from programs and services  provided  pursuant  to
title  two-a  of  article  twenty-five of the public health law. Nothing
shall prohibit an approved evaluator or  the  committee  from  reviewing
other  assessments  or  evaluations  to determine if such assessments or
evaluations fulfill the requirements of the regulations of  the  commis-
sioner. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provisions of this section, the
committee  [,  in its discretion, may obtain] SHALL NOT PLACE A CHILD IN
AN APPROVED PROGRAM THAT CONDUCTED AN EVALUATION OF  SUCH  CHILD  UNLESS
THE  COMMITTEE  OBTAINS an evaluation of the child from another approved
evaluator AND THE COMMITTEE APPLIES FOR AND RECEIVES APPROVAL  FROM  THE
COMMISSIONER prior to making any recommendation that would place a child
in  the  approved program that conducted the [initial] evaluation of the
child.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10634-01-3

S5568A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7302A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4410, add §4410-c, Ed L

S5568A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to special education services and programs for preschool children with disabilities; audits by the state comptroller of the expenses reported by program providers of special education services for preschool children with disabilities.

S5568A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5568A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5568--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 21, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- (at request of the State Comptroller) --
  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  special  education
  services  and  programs  for  preschool children with disabilities; to
  amend the education law, in relation to  audits  by  the  state  comp-
  troller  of  the  expenses  reported  by  program providers of special
  education services  for  preschool  children  with  disabilities;  and
  directing  the department of education to study alternative systems of
  reimbursement methodologies and monitoring protocols for  the  tuition
  and  maintenance components of special education services programs for
  preschool children with disabilities

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

  Section  1. Paragraph c of subdivision 4 of section 4410 of the educa-
tion law, as amended by chapter 474 of the laws of 1996, is  amended  to
read as follows:
  c.  The  documentation  of the evaluation shall include all assessment
reports and a summary report of the findings of the evaluation on a form
prescribed by the commissioner including a  detailed  statement  of  the
preschool  child's  individual  needs. The summary report shall not make
reference to any specific provider of special services or  programs.  In
addition,  with  the  consent  of  the  parents, approved evaluators and
committees shall be provided with the most recent evaluation report  for
a  child  in  transition from programs and services provided pursuant to
title two-a of article twenty-five of the  public  health  law.  Nothing
shall  prohibit  an  approved  evaluator or the committee from reviewing
other assessments or evaluations to determine  if  such  assessments  or
evaluations  fulfill  the requirements of the regulations of the commis-
sioner. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provisions of this section, the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10634-09-3

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