senate Bill S2142

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes that all school districts are approved evaluators of preschool students suspected of having a disability

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 21, 2016 recommit, enacting clause stricken
Jan 06, 2016 referred to education
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 17, 2015 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 26, 2015 advanced to third reading
Feb 25, 2015 2nd report cal.
Feb 10, 2015 1st report cal.83
Jan 21, 2015 referred to education

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S2142 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6505
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง4410, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S5360
2017-2018: S1694

S2142 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes that all school districts are approved evaluators of preschool students suspected of having a disability.

S2142 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2142 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2142

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 21, 2015
                               ___________

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 establishing that  all
  school   districts  are  approved  evaluators  of  preschool  students
  suspected of having a disability

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

  Section  1.  Paragraphs (a) and (c) of subdivision 9-a of section 4410
of the education law, paragraph (a) as amended by  chapter  581  of  the
laws  of  2011  and  paragraph (c) as added by chapter 82 of the laws of
1995, are amended to read as follows:
  (a) A [school district or a] group of  appropriately  licensed  and/or
certified  professionals  associated with a public or private agency may
apply to the commissioner  for  approval  as  an  evaluator  on  a  form
prescribed  by  the  commissioner. The commissioner shall approve evalu-
ators pursuant to this subdivision consistent with the approval  process
for  the  multi-disciplinary  evaluation  component of programs approved
pursuant to subdivision nine of this section consistent with regulations
adopted pursuant to such subdivision. ALL SCHOOL  DISTRICTS  ARE  DEEMED
APPROVED EVALUATORS OF PRESCHOOL STUDENTS SUSPECTED OF HAVING A DISABIL-
ITY WITHOUT THE NEED TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO THE COMMISSIONER.
  Such  application  shall include, but not be limited to, a description
of the multi-disciplinary evaluation services proposed  to  be  provided
and a demonstration that all agency employees and staff who provide such
evaluation  services  shall  have  appropriate  licensure and/or certif-
ication and that  the  individual  who  shall  have  direct  supervision
responsibilities  over  such  staff  shall  have an appropriate level of
experience in providing evaluation or services to preschool  or  kinder-
garten-aged  children  with disabilities. To be eligible for approval as
an evaluator under this subdivision on and after July first,  two  thou-
sand  eleven,  a  group  of  appropriately licensed or certified profes-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05345-01-5

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