assembly Bill A982A

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 29, 2017 signed chap.429
Nov 17, 2017 delivered to governor
Jun 08, 2017 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.82
substituted for a982a
Jun 08, 2017 substituted by s1694a
Jun 07, 2017 ordered to third reading rules cal.82
rules report cal.82
reported
Jun 06, 2017 reported referred to rules
May 03, 2017 print number 982a
May 03, 2017 amend and recommit to education
Jan 10, 2017 referred to education

Co-Sponsors

A982 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1694
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4410, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A7730, S5360
2015-2016: A10482, S2142, S6505

A982 - Summary

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

A982 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   982

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 10, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. NOLAN -- read once and referred 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.

Co-Sponsors

A982A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1694
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4410, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A7730, S5360
2015-2016: A10482, S2142, S6505

A982A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A982A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 982--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 10, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. NOLAN, KEARNS -- read once and referred 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 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  IF
STAFF WHO PROVIDE SUCH EVALUATION SERVICES SHALL HAVE APPROPRIATE LICEN-
SURE AND/OR CERTIFICATION.
  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-

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