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State Status/Date Level Summary
WAIssued 03/2014P-12Interagency Coordinating Council for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities
Executive Order 14-03
Establishes the Washington State Interagency Coordinating Council for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities and Their Families to advise and assist the Department of Early Learning and other participating state agencies in coordinating and implementing polici...

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WASigned into law 03/2014P-12Early Education for Children in the Child Welfare System
H.B. 2519
From the digest: Requires a family assessment response worker to: (1) Assess for child safety and child well-being when collaborating with a family to determine the need for child care, preschool, or home visiting services and, as appropriate, refer children t...

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NYSigned into law 12/2013P-12Special Education Services and Programs for Preschoolers with Disabilities
S.B. 5568
Provides that if a district's committee on preschool special education recommends placing a child in an approved program that also conducted an evaluation of such child, the committee must indicate in writing that such placement is appropriate for the child. R...

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ORSigned into law 08/2013P-12Early Learning Screening, Risk Assessment, Prental Care, and Special Education Inclusion
H.B. 2013 (Section 1)
Requires the Early Learning Council and the Department of Education to assist school districts in implementing a process that assesses children for kindergarten readiness. Requires the assistance include training on goals and implementation of the process, th...

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ILSigned into law 06/2013P-12Early Intervention Services
S.B. 626
Provides that a policy of accident and health insurance that provides coverage for early intervention services must conform to the following criteria: the use of private health insurance to pay for early intervention services under Part C of the federal Indivi...

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MESigned into law 06/2013P-12Implements Recommendations of Government Oversight Committee and the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability Regarding Child Development Services
H.P. 27
Implements recommendations of the Government Oversight Committee stemming from the report on child development services issued by the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability in July 2012. Requires improved reporting to the Legislature on key...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Home Visiting
S.B. 426
Directs the commission to create a strategic plan to serve at-risk pregnant women and families with children under the age of six through home visiting programs that improve outcomes for parents and families. Provides program details.

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NESigned into law 05/2013P-12Learning Communities and Learning Community Coordinating Councils
L.B. 585
Changes provisions relating to learning communities. There is currently only one learning community in the state which is composed of 11 member districts in Douglas/Sarpy counties. The transportation of students in a learning community is changed by the bill. ...

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COSigned into law 05/2013P-12Early Head Start Grant Program
H.B. 1291
Creates the Colorado Early Head Start (EHS) Grant Program in the Office of Early Childhood to expand enrollment of infants, toddlers and pregnant mothers in center- or home-based Early Head Start, improve quality care, provide tiered reimbursement to providers...

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NESigned into law 04/2013P-12Education Innovation Fund and Early Childhood Education Endowment
L.B. 495
From the Fiscal Note: LB 495 changes the allocation of the Education Innovation Fund in FY2013-14 through FY2015-16. The fund is derived from lottery
proceeds. The bill provides a new appropriation of $1 million per year for the three year period from the fund...

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NMSigned into law 04/2013P-12Home Visiting Accountability Act
S.B. 365
Directs the Department of Children, Youth and Family (CYFD) to establish a statewide program that provides periodic home visiting services to eligible families who opt to receive the services. Those eligible for these services include pregnant women; expectant...

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ARSigned into law 03/2013P-12Home Visiting Program
S.B. 491
Requires the State Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board (in conjunction with the Department of Health and Department of Human Services) to implement a voluntary family-focused home visiting services to promote prenatal care to assure health births for chil...

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ILSigned into law 08/2012P-12Early Intervention Services and Illinois Interagency Council on Early Intervention
S.B. 820
Amends provisions regarding early intervention services. Provides services are to be provided in natural environments to the maximum extent possible unless justification is provided consistent with federal regulations (prior language did not include this quali...

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NYSigned into law 07/2012P-12Early Intervention Coordinating Council Membership
A.B. 9347
Adds the superintendent of financial services to the early intervention coordinating council; in doing so, makes council membership compliant with federal requirement that at least one member represent the agency responsible for the state regulation of privat...

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HISigned into law 04/2012P-12Hawaii Early Intervention Coordinating Council
S.B. 2828
Revises the Hawaii Early Intervention Coordinating Council membership and functions to be consistent with part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 requirements regarding the state interagency coordinating council. http://www.capitol.ha...

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FLSigned into law 06/2010P-12Specialized Instructional Services for Children with Disabilities
H.B. 1505 - Sec. 4
Creates a new statutory section regarding specialized instructional services for children with disabilities; details eligibility requirements for specialized instructional services; allows the parent of a child eligible for the prekindergarten program for chil...

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CASigned into law 08/2009P-12Disputes between a Regional Center and Generic Agency
A.B. 140
Relates to services for individuals with developmental disabilities. Establishes procedures for the resolution of disputes between a regional center and a generic agency over provision of, or payment for, services that are contained in an individualized family...

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CASigned into law 07/2009P-12Cost-Containment for Certain Special Education Services
A.B. 9D
From Legislative Counsel's Digest:

In providing early intervention services and support to all eligible infants and toddlers and their families, requires a family's private insurance for medical services or a health care service plan identified in the indivi...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Interagency Task Force for Children with Special Needs
S.B. 1824
Defines "children with special needs" as children younger than 22 diagnosed with a chronic illness, intellectual or other developmental disability, or serious mental illness. Creates the Interagency Task Force for Children with Special Needs to improve the coo...

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FLAdopted 02/2009P-12PRE KINDERGARTEN DISABILITIES TEACHERS
FAC 6A-4.01792
Amends rule to add certification in elementary education grade K-6 as an appropriate base coverage for certification in the pre-k disabilities endorsement. The effect
is more flexibility for certification for teachers who want to serve the prekindergarten leve...

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CAVetoed 09/2008P-12Autism
S.B. 1475
Requires the State Department of Developmental Services to establish a pilot project to provide methods, instruments, and systems of care between regional centers and school districts for the early identification and assessment of children with Autism Spectrum...

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LASigned into law 06/2008P-12Comprehensive Revision of Special Education Legislation
H.B. 1053
Provides for comprehensive revision of the educational opportunities for children with exceptionalities provisions. The following are the major changes, as set forth in the digest (http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=488156) of the ree...

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WASigned into law 03/2008P-12Interdistrict Transfers for Employees' Children with Special Education Needs
H.B. 2137
School districts must allow the children of full-time classified and certificated employees to enroll in a district that offers early education intervention services for special education students, provided that the child qualifies for such services.
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MIIssued 11/2007P-12Coordinating Council for Infants and Toddlers With Developmental Disabilities
Executive Order 43
(EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 2007-43) Creates the Interagency Coordinating Council For Infants and Toddlers With Developmental Disabilities; includes early intervention services.
http://www.michigan.gov/textonly/0,2964,7-168-21975-180618--,00.html...

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HIBecame law without governor's signature 07/2007P-12Hawaii 3-5 Transition Task Force
H.B. 531
Establishes a "Hawaii 3-5 transition" task force to study the feasibility of expanding Hawaii's early intervention section to continue services for children ages 3-5.
Directs the task force, in completing the feasibility study, to:
     (1)  Identify the pote...

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HIVetoed 07/2007P-12Prekindergarten and Kindergarten
S.B. 613
Directs the department to encourage inclusionary prekindergarten and kindergarten classes of both special education eligible and general education students, including consideration of the following options:
(1) Special education eligible preschool children ma...

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OKIssued 07/2007P-12Governance Adjustment for Federal Funding
E.O. 32
(Amended Executive Order 2006-04) Makes the state department of education the lead agency for administration of Part C of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Educatin Act -- to take advantage of the federal government providing the State with the opportu...

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MESigned into law 06/2007P-12Preschool Children with Disabilities
S.B. 99
Expands the opportunity of preschool children with disabilities to continue to have a free and appropriate public education provided through the Child Development Services System; extends the window of eligibility, allowing children who reach 5 years of age be...

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NJSigned into law 06/2007P-12Early Intervention for Autism
A.B. 4056; S.B. 2568
Concerns Early Intervention Program services for children with autism. Requires Department of Health and Senior Services, in conjunction with the Departments of Education and Human Services, to establish a Statewide system of early intervention services for el...

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HISigned into law 04/2007P-12Funds for Early Intervention Services
S.B. 1459
(Governor's Package Bill) Appropriates $5,299,809 from the general fund for early intervention services for infants and children from birth to three years of age with developmental delay or ones at biological or environmental risk for developmental delay. http...

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NYSigned into law 04/2007P-12Temporary Task Force on Preschool Special Education
S.B. 2107 - Part B, Section 59
Establishes a temporary task force on preschool special education, to be chaired by the commissioner of education or his/her designated representative, and consisting of the following members:

(1) The commissioner of education or his/her designated representa...

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WASigned into law 03/2006P-12Birth to 3 Early Intervention Services
H.B. 1107
Finds an urgent and substantial need to enhance the development of all infants and toddlers with disabilities in Washington in order to minimize developmental delays and to maximize individual potential for learning and functioning. Requires that, by September...

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OKSigned into law 04/2005P-12Eligibility for Early Intervention
S.B. 390
Relates to the Oklahoma Early Intervention Act; modifies eligibility for early intervention services; authorizes State Board of Education to modify certain eligibility definitions as required to receive certain federal assistance. http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2...

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MERule Adoption 08/2004P-12Early Intervention and Special Education for Children
05-071-180
Establishes rule to allow parents of preschool children with disabilities who are already receiving free appropriate public education (FAPE) services from Child Development Services and who turn five between September 1st and October 15th to choose not to enro...

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MORule Adoption 02/2004P-12Missouri's Services for Infants and Toddlers/Disability
5 CSR 70-742.141
Establishes rules describing Missouri's services for infants and toddlers with disabilities. MISSOURI REG 14733 (SN)...

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LAEmergency Rule Adoption 10/2003P-12Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment
LAC 50:XV.Chapter 81
Establishes emergency rules concerning early and periodic screening, diagnosis and treatment program early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities. LOUISIANA REG 9136 (SN)...

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KYEmergency Rule Adoption 12/2002P-12Early Intervention Program Assessment/Service Planning
911 KAR 2:130E
Establishes emergency rules pertaining to early intervention program assessment and service planning. http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/kar/911/002/130E.htm...

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MOSigned into law 06/2002P-12Preference to Child's Birth-3 Service Provider
S.B. 874
Requires school districts that provide early childhood special education to give preference to a child's birth to age 3 service provider when making the transition to early childhood special education, unless this would result in a cost which exceeds the avera...

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WYSigned into law 02/2001P-12Preschoolers with Disabilities
H.B. 23
Relates to preschool education for children with disabilities; modifies the distribution of federal funds available to the state for preschool special education programs as specified....

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12Omnibus Bill - Early Intervention and Special Education Students
H.B. 1187
There is created an Early Intervention Program in kindergarten and a Primary Grades Early Intervention Program in grades 1-3. These programs are for students performing below grade level. Special education students are eligible for this program, but may only b...

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KYSigned into law 02/2000P-12Early Childhood Special Education
H.B. 51
Relates to the Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; provides that rights for infants, toddlers, and parents served by the State Early Intervention System are mandated by participation in Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act...

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