Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 03, 2017||
referred to education
Senate Bill S4901
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-S4901 (ACTIVE) - Details
2017-S4901 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4901 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the education law, in relation to establishing the students with disabilities school choice act PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : Authorizes any parent of a public school special needs student who is dissatisfied with the student's progress to quality for a scholarship from the state for the child to enroll in and attend an alternative public or non-public school if they meet certain criteria. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 1. Amends the Education Law by adding a new article 107. Creates the Students with Disabilities School Choice Act. Defines the following terms: eligible student, parent, resident school district and participating school. Provides that any parent of a special needs student who is dissatisfied with the student's progress shall quality for a scholarship from the state for the child to enroll in and attend a non-public school if: the special needs student has an individual education plan written in accordance with the rules of the department, the student has been accepted for admission at a participating school, and the parent has requested a scholarship from the state before the
2017-S4901 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4901 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 3, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. DIAZ -- 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 the students with disabilities school choice act THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new article 107 to read as follows: ARTICLE 107 STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES SCHOOL CHOICE ACT SECTION 5300. SHORT TITLE. 5301. DEFINITIONS. 5302. GENERAL PROVISIONS. 5303. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE RESIDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT. 5304. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT. 5305. ACCOUNTABILITY FOR PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS. 5306. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS. § 5300. SHORT TITLE. THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE KNOWN AND MAY BE CITED AS THE "STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES SCHOOL CHOICE ACT". § 5301. DEFINITIONS. 1. "PROGRAM" MEANS THE SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. 2. "ELIGIBLE STUDENT" MEANS ANY ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY STUDENT ATTENDING PUBLIC SCHOOL IN THE STATE WITH AN INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PLAN, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO STUDENTS WHO ARE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED, SPEECH AND LANGUAGE IMPAIRED, DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING, VISUALLY IMPAIRED, DUAL SENSORY IMPAIRED, PHYSICALLY IMPAIRED, EMOTIONALLY HAND- ICAPPED, SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABLED, AUTISTIC, OR HOSPITALIZED OR HOME- BOUND DUE TO ILLNESS OR DISABILITY. 3. "PARENT" INCLUDES A GUARDIAN, CUSTODIAN OR OTHER PERSON WITH AUTHORITY TO ACT ON BEHALF OF THE CHILD. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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