senate Bill S7650

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to replacing certain instances of the words handicapping conditions with disabilities

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 21, 2020 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 10, 2020 advanced to third reading
Mar 04, 2020 2nd report cal.
Mar 03, 2020 1st report cal.527
Feb 04, 2020 referred to education


S7650 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 89 Art Head, §§4404, 4405, 4407, 4410 & 4410-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:

S7650 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Replaces certain instances of the words handicapping conditions with disabilities in relation to children with such disabilities.

S7650 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7650 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 4, 2020

Introduced  by  Sen.  MAYER  -- 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  replacing  the  words
  handicapping conditions with the word disabilities


  Section 1. The article heading of article 89 of the education law,  as
added by chapter 853 of the laws of 1976, is amended to read as follows:
  §  2.  The  section  heading  and subdivision 2 of section 4404 of the
education law, as amended by chapter 53 of the laws of 1990, are amended
to read as follows:
  Appeal procedures for children with [handicapping conditions] DISABIL-
  2. Review by state review officer.  A  state  review  officer  of  the
education  department  shall review and may modify, in such cases and to
the extent that the review officer deems necessary, in order to properly
effectuate the purposes of this article, any determination of the impar-
tial hearing officer relating to the determination of the  nature  of  a
child's [handicapping condition] DISABILITY, selection of an appropriate
special  education  program  or  service and the failure to provide such
program and require such board to comply with  the  provisions  of  such
modification.    The  commissioner shall adopt regulations governing the
practice and procedure in such appeals  to  the  state  review  officer;
provided,  however,  that in no event shall any fee or charge whatsoever
be imposed for any appeal taken pursuant to this subdivision. The  state
review  officer  is  empowered  to  make  all orders which are proper or
necessary to give effect to the decision of the review officer.
  § 3. The section heading, the opening paragraph of subdivision  1  and
subdivisions  2,  3  and  5  of  section  4405 of the education law, the
section heading and subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 53 of  the  laws
of 1986, the opening paragraph of subdivision 1 and subdivisions 3 and 5
as  amended  by  chapter  53  of the laws of 1990, paragraphs a and b of
subdivision 3 as amended by chapter 57 of the laws of 1993, paragraph  c

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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