|FL||P-12||Digital Materials, Recognitions, Certificates, and Technical Assistance|
S.B. 1076 - Digital Materials, Recognitions, Certificates, and Technical Assistance
Revises Section 1003.4203, "Digital curriculum," to "Digital materials, recognitions, certificates, and technical assistance." Repeals refer...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Commission on Special Education Access and Equity|
Establishes a Commission on Special Education Access and Equity and specifies what the commission must study. Requires that the commission r...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Online Courses Accessibe to Individuals with Disabilities|
Generally codifies the requirement established in Chapters 287 and 288 of 2012 that the development, review, and approval of an online cours...
|PA||Adopted 05/2013||P-12||Special Education for Gifted Students|
(Resolution) Directs the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to conduct a study of the status of special education for gifted students...
|FL||To governor 05/2013||P-12||Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students|
Directs an IEP team, in developing an individual education plan for a deaf or hard-of-hearing student, to consider the student's language an...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Final Decider(s) on Identification|
HF 454 - Identification of Students with Disabilities
In cases of disagreement on whether a child qualifies for special education services, amends law to clarify that decisions falls under state...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Appeal Process for Students Denied a Standard Diploma|
Students denied a standard diploma may appeal to the state board. Students with disabilities whose individualized education program (IEP) pu...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Dyslexia|
Requires the creation of new screening and intervention practices for students with dyslexia. Designates specific interventions. Requires pa...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||BOCES Contracts with Out-of-State Districts|
Permits boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES) to enter into contracts of up to two years with out-of-state districts for specia...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||Service Animals|
Amends provisions related to service animals. Replaces certain references to "guide dog" with "service animal." Includes miniature horse in ...
|DE||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||Identification of Students needing Special Education Services|
Clarifies state law provisions regarding the IDEA provision giving school districts the duty to locate, identify, and evaluate all children ...
|DE||Signed into law 08/2012||pre-K-12||Court Costs for the Denial of Services for Students with Special Needs|
Allows parents and guardians who successfully challenge the denial of services to their children with special needs to recover the costs of ...
|IL||Adopted 08/2012||P-12||"Medical Review" for Special Education Students|
23 IL ADC 226.840
From Illinois Register: Authorizes certified school nurses (CSN), physicians, registered nurses with bachelor's degrees, and advanced practi...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||District Committee on Special Education|
Adds provision that an additional parent (other than the parent of the student in question) attend a meeting of a district-level committee o...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||Electronic IEPs|
Authorizes teacher and service provider access to a student's individualized education program (IEP) electronically. If any policy provides ...
|NJ||Signed into law 07/2012||P-12||Transportation Requirements for Disabled Students|
Requires school buses transporting certain disabled persons to use flashing lights and establishes penalties for drivers who fail to yield.
|MI||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Autism Council|
Ex Order - 2012-11
Creates the Autism Council as an advisory body within the Michigan Department of Community Health. Determines membership, operations, and re...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Autism Scholarship and Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Programs|
S.B. 316 - Autism Scholarship and Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Programs
Each time a child's district completes evaluation for a child with a disability or undertakes the development, review, or revision of the ch...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Eye Examination for a Student Identified with Disabilities|
S.B. 316 - Eye Examination for a Student Identified with Disabilities
Directs the department of education to annually (1) Notify each district and community school of the requirements under section 3323.19 (req...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Employment Training for Students with Autism|
Directs the Office of Workforce Competitiveness, in collaboration with the Department of Education and the Board of Regents for Higher Educa...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)|
Requires additional opportunities for meetings and the exchange of information between school district officials and parents of students in,...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Membership of the Interagency Transition Council within the Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education)|
Adds a representative of community-based providers of services to adults with disabilities and a representative of community-based providers...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2012||pre-K-12||Special Education Rules|
Requires the state board of education and the commissioner of the department of education to submit reports detailing any proposed or adopte...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Special Education Services in Charter Schools|
Establishes a procedure for the provision of special education and related services to a child with a disability who is enrolled in a charte...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Reporting on Restraint and Seclusion on a Child|
Requires each local and regional board of education, institution and facility that provides special education for a child to (1) record each...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Special Education Task Force and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities|
Creates the Rethinking Special Education Competency and Transition Task Force. The task force will focus on improved educational services an...
|LA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||School Choice Pilot Program for Students with Disabilities|
Creates a permanent program out of the two-year School Choice Pilot Program for Certain Students with Exceptionalities. The program is desig...
|MS||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Screening and Scholarships for Students with Dyslexia|
Establishes the Mississippi Dyslexia Therapy Scholarship For Students With Dyslexia program. Outlines student eligibility requirements for r...
|MS||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Authorize Recording of IEP meetings|
Authorizes a parent of an exceptional child to record individualized education program (IEP) meetings with audio or visual recording at the ...
|ME||SIGNED 05/2012||P-12||An Act To Define Cost Responsibility for Transporting Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Students to the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf, (LD 1839)|
This bill clarifies that the school administrative unit is responsible for the costs of transporting students who are placed in an education...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Arizona Empowerment Scholarship|
Requires that a parent or guardian sign a contract to participate in an Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Account if he/she does not plan to e...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Dyslexia Teacher Training Pilot|
New section of law. Establishes a dyslexia teacher training pilot to train higher education faculty to teach multisensory structure reading ...
|GA||Vetoed 05/2012||P-12||Scholarship Program for Special Needs Students|
Specifies the language school systems must use to notify parents of a child's potential eligibility for a Georgia Special Needs Scholarship....
|GA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Textbooks and Assistive Technology Devices|
S.B. 289 - Textbooks and Assistive Technology Devices
Clarifies that hardbound and softbound textbooks remain the property of the local unit purchasing or acquiring them, while assistive technol...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Blind Persons' Literacy Rights and Education Act|
Revises certain provisions of the blind persons' literacy rights and education act, provides that blind and visually impaired students shoul...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Notice of Services Available to Students with Auditory or Visual Impairments|
Requries each school district to provide each parent, guardian or legal custodian of a student with an auditory or visual impairment with wr...
|DE||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Driver Certification for Students With IEPs|
Allows students with individualized education plans until the age of 21 to complete their driver education certification.
|TN||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Special Ed Diplomas|
Requires a special education diploma be awarded to students who have satisfactorily completed an IEP, but who have not passed the proficienc...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Behavioral Management for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders|
Requires each school board to ensure that aides assigned to work with a teacher who has primary oversight of students with autism spectrum d...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Disability Commission; Establishes an Education and Employment Work Group|
Provides that the Virginia Disability Commission establish work groups to assist the Commission in carrying out its powers and duties. Such ...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||K-3 Response to Intervention System in Reading, Writing, Math and Behavior|
H.B. 69 - K-3 Response to Intervention System in Reading, Writing, Math and Behavior
Defines "aphasia", "dyscalculia", "dysgraphia", "dyslexia", "phonemic awareness" and "scientifically based research". Directs the state boar...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Definition of "Specific Learning Disability"|
H.B. 69 - Definition of "Specific Learning Disability"
Amends definition of "specific learning disability" to bring into conformity with federal definition (i.e., specify that it may include cond...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Alternative High School Diploma for Students with Disabilities|
Directs the state board to promulgate administrative regulations for an alternative high school diploma for students with disabilities compl...
|OR||Administrative Rules 04/2012||P-12||Special Education Responsibilities for Students in Charter Schools|
OAR 581-015-2005, 2010, 2040, 2075, 2080
Shifts student special education responsibilities from resident school district to the district in which the charter school is located if st...
|AR||Adopted 03/2012||P-12||Financial Incentives for Certified Speech-Language Pathologists|
AR ADC 005.16.16-1.00 to AR ADC 005.16.16-6.00
Provides guidelines to ensure the availability and retention of certified speech-language pathologists by providing additional compensation ...
|NY||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Class Sizes for Students with Disabilities in Middle and High Schools|
A.B. 9057 - Class Sizes for Students with Disabilities in Middle and High Schools
Part A, Section 12: Extends through 2012-13 school year provision authorizing the board of education of a city school district with a popula...
|NY||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||BOCES Contracts to Provide Special Education Services|
A.B. 9057 - BOCES Contracts to Provide Special Education Services
Part K, Section 1: Authorizes a board of cooperative educational services (BOCES) to enter into contracts with the commissioner of the offic...
|WV||Adopted 03/2012||P-12||Education of Students with Exceptionalities and IDEA Compliance|
WV ADC s 126-16-1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Policies and procedures for local education agency in providing full education opportunities under the IDEA. http://apps.sos.wv.gov/adlaw/cs...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education Services.|
Establishes the center for deaf and hard of hearing education (center) to ensure that children who are deaf or hard of hearing acquire optim...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Assistive Technology Devices; Transfer of by School Division|
Provides that a school division may transfer assistive technology devices purchased by the division for a child with a disability to a diffe...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Reading Assessment--Dyslexia|
Requires assessment and early intervention for dyslexia and other reading difficulties in K-3. Directs districts to report number of student...
|IL||Signed into law 01/2012||P-12||Family Costs at Illinois School for the Deaf and Illinois School for the Visually Impaired|
Removes language requiring the department of human services to complete a financial analysis on each student attending the Illinois School f...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2011||P-12||Dyslexia Early Screening and Intervention Pilot|
Specifies dyslexia as a specific learning disability. Directs the superintendent of public instruction to establish a pilot project, to oper...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2011||P-12||Dyslexia Training for K-4 Teachers|
H.B. 157 - Dyslexia Training for K-4 Teachers
Defines "dyslexia" and "dyslexia specialist". Permits the governing board of any educational service center to engage the services of a dysl...
|NV||Adopted 10/2011||P-12||Special Education Endorsements|
NAC 391.054, 343, 347, 356, 360, 363, 376, 380, 381, 383
Revises provisions relating to special education endorsements.
|NH||Notices of Adopted Rules 10/2011||P-12||General Special Education and Early Childhood Special Education|
NH ADC Ed 507.39, 391; NH ADC Ed 612.07, 071
Update the requirements for certification and teacher preparation program for general special education and early childhood special educatio...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2011||P-12||Curriculum Frameworks, Standards, Instructional Materials, Model Professional Development Modules|
A.B. 250 - Curriculum Frameworks, Standards, Instructional Materials, Model Professional Development Modules
From bill summary: Deletes the schedule for submission of instructional materials for foreign languages and health for state board approval,...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2011||P-12||Intellectual Disability|
S.B. 942 - Intellectual Disability
Replaces references to "mental retardation" to "intellectual disability" in provisions governing special education programs. http://www.legi...
|NY||Signed into law 09/2011||P-12||Special Education Schools, Early Intervention Agencies, Early Intervention Program Services, and Multi-Disciplinary Evaluations|
Requires a provider of special education services or programs to obtain a waiver pursuant to 6503-B (see next paragraph) before providing ev...
|OR||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||Residential treatment programs|
Requires Department of Education to be responsible for payment of costs of education of students in eligible day treatment
program or elig...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Funds for Special Education Instruction|
A.B. 108 - Special Education Funding
From bill summary: Amends the Budget Act of 2011 by reducing the amount of moneys appropriated from the general fund to the state department...
|MN||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Disability Terminology|
Updates statutory terms to conform with federal terminology and Minnesota rule. (Article 3, Sec 1)
|CT||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Special Education - Evaluation Process|
Prevents delays in the evaluation process of children suspected of requiring special education and related services. http://www.cga.ct.gov/2...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Eligibility for Supportive Instruction|
Empowers the Department of Education to adopt rules and regulations regarding eligibility for supportive instruction and which also provide ...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Study Cost of State-Mandated Special Education Requirements|
Requires the Commissioner of Education to conduct a review of the cost of state-mandated special education requirements including, but not l...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Tax Credits for Children with Disabilities|
Provides a taxpayer a credit against the tax imposed for each of the taxpayer's eligible dependent children who is a resident of the state a...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Background Checks at Certain Schools|
H.B. 153 - Background Checks at Certain Schools
Requires that staff at a nonpublic school participating in the Jon Peterson special needs scholarship program or at a college-preparatory bo...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Autism Scholarship Program|
H.B. 153 - Autism Scholarship Program
Specifies that the services provided under the scholarship must include an educational component. Pages 74-77 of 1000: http://www.legislatur...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program|
H.B. 153 - Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program
Establishes the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program, effective with the 2012-13 school year, for K-12 students with disabilities ...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Interagency Workgroup on Autism|
H.B. 153 - Interagency Workgroup on Autism
Authorizes the director of developmental disabilities to establish an interagency workgroup on autism to improve the coordination of the sta...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||South Carolina Dyslexia Task Force|
Creates the South Carolina Dyslexia Task Force to study and evaluate practices for diagnosing, treating, and educating children with dyslexi...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Reporting on Self-Contained vs. Mainstream Placement Ratios|
Repeals provision directing the Texas Education Agency to annually disseminate to each district a list of districts that for two consecutive...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||IEP Information to Regular Classroom Teachers|
Directs the Texas Education Agency to develop and implement a statewide plan to ensure that each district develops a process for regular cla...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Certification Requirements to Teach Students with Visual Impairments|
Requires that to be eligible to be issued a certificate to teach students with visual impairments, a person must (1) complete all coursework...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||District- and Campus-Level Planning and Decision-Making Committees|
Includes professional staff who educate students with disabilities on district-level and campus-level planning and decision-making committee...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12|
Requires that minimum academic qualifications for an educator certificate that requires a bachelor degree to require instruction in detectio...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Model IEP Form and Transition Planning|
Directs the Texas Education Agency to develop a model form for districts to elect to use in developing an individualized education program (...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Special Education Students in Private Schools or Placements|
Authorizes the Department of Education (DOE) to monitor students with disabilities who are placed, at DOE's expense, at private schools or p...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Private Schools Serving Special Education Students|
Requires certain private special education schools and programs that provide services to students with disabilities who receive state fundin...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Isolation and Restraint|
Requires isolation and restraint to be imposed by school personnel who have been certified for completing a behavior intervention training p...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Instructional Hours|
Specifies that students receiving a modified diploma, extended diploma or alternative certificate have access to instructional hours and tra...
|OR||To governor 06/2011||P-12||Special Education|
Requires school district in which public charter school is located to be responsible for identifying, locating and evaluating students to de...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Expands Eligibility for the John M. McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program|
Expands eligibility for the John M. McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program to students with disabilities who have 504 acc...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Attorney Presence at Individualized Education Program Meeting|
Provides that the school administrative unit may not have an attorney present at an individualized education program team meeting unless the...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Aligns Maine Special Education Statutes with Federal Requirements|
Repeals provisions providing for planning the transition of students with disabilities to adult services and for transitional services coord...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12|
S.B. 100 - Disabilities Sections
Requires schools and local districts coordinate educational services to children and adolescents with a severe emotional disturbance with th...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Special Education|
This bill provides that in all due process hearings held pursuant to the feder Individuals with Disabilities Education Act where the school ...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Requires a Study to Ensure That Teachers & Paraprofessionals Working with Children with Autism Are Appropriately & Adequately Prepared|
Directs the state Board of Education and the Department of Education (DOE) to conduct a study to ensure that teachers and paraprofessionals ...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Amends Maine Unified Special Education Regulation Birth to Age Twenty Law Regardig Child Observations|
Requires the Department of Education to amend state statute Maine Unified Special Education Regulation Birth to Age Twenty to permit a quali...
|TX||Became law without governor's signature 05/2011||P-12||Interagency Council for Addressing Disproportionality|
Establishes the Interagency Council for Addressing Disproportionality to: (1) Examine the level of disproportionate involvement of children ...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Amends Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship for Students with Disabilities|
Parents requesting a Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship for Students with Disabilities must make their request no later than December 1 of the...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Special Education Definitions, Placement and Funding|
Revises special education statutes. Expands definition of children with disabilities to include conditions such as autism and serious emotio...
|OR||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Choice|
Allows student to attend school in school district where student does not have legal residence if student receives written consent from dist...
|ND||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Reimbursement for Special Education Student Boarding Costs|
Requires school districts to receive state reimbursement for 80% of the room and board costs paid by the district for a student with disabil...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||State Continuing Advisory Committee for Special Education Services|
Relating to membership of the state continuing advisory committee for special education services. Requires that at least one member be a dir...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Disabled Students|
S.B. 1256--Disabled Students
Arizona Revised Statutes 15-761 is amended to reflect previous statutory changes in the definition of speech/language impairment. Chapter 3...
|IN||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Special Education|
Requires a school corporation, including a charter school, to expend a proportionate share of its state special education grant on providing...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Empowerment Scholarship|
Amends Title 15, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding chapter 19 creating a "scholarship account" program providing options for K-12 students...
|IL||Adopted 04/2011||P-12||Peer Buddies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder|
Urges the state board of education to encourage the establishment of a peer buddy program in each school district for children with autism s...
|NY||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Schools for the Deaf and Blind|
S.B. 2808 - Part A, Sec. 51, 53, 54
Sec. 51: Provides that effective with the 2011-12 school year, the district of residence must pay the tuition expenses of a child attending ...
|NY||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Reimbursement for Students in Certain Special Education Placements|
S.B. 2808 - Part O
Increases percent reimbursement rate for school districts with a student with a disability placed in a state school or special act school di...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Modifies Special Education Provisions|
H.B. 1073, S.B. 2142
Changes terminology from "mental retardation" to "intellectual disability." Removes the requirement that multidisciplinary team include medi...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Licensed Speech Pathologists Bonus|
Specifies the date for the department of education to pay the licensed pathologist bonus. Details repayment terms for teachers who receive b...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind May Establish Foundation|
Modifies the Public-Private Partnership for Education Excellence Act by authorizing the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind to establish a n...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Gifted and Exceptional Students|
Revises policies and practices for identifying and serving gifted students and students with disabilities.
|KY||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Salaries for Administrators at Special Schools|
H.B. 425 - Salaries for Administrators at Special Schools
Directs the Kentucky Department of Education, with the assistance of the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet, to adopt a salary schedule for administ...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Special Education Appeals Process|
Revises process for parents or guardians to appeal decisions related to special education students.
|MS||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Autism Advisory Committee|
Creates the Mississippi Autism Advisory Council. Provides for membership terms of the committee and sets for the duties of the committee.
|DE||Signed into law 02/2011||P-12||Needs-Based Funding|
Allows services for children with disabilities to be funded based on identified individual needs rather than on their classification or plac...
|TX||Adopted 01/2011||P-12||Graduation Requirements|
19 TAC 89.1070
Specifies graduation requirements for students receiving special education services. Reflects changes to assessment and curriculum requireme...
|TX||Adopted 12/2010||P-12||Residential Facility Monitoring; Determinations, Investigations, and Sanctions|
19 TAC 97.1072
Creates new s.97.1072, concerning residential facility monitoring. Implements the requirements of the Texas Education Code (TEC), the Indivi...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2010||P-12||Behavioral Interventions for Students with Disabilities|
A.B. 1610 - Behavioral Interventions for Students with Disabilities
From bill summary: Existing law requires the superintendent of public instruction to develop, and the state board of education to adopt, reg...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2010||P-12||Special Needs Students in Foster Care System|
From bill analysis: Clarifies which local educational agency is responsible for the provision and payment of special education services for ...
|DE||Signed into law 09/2010||P-12||Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child's Bill or Rights|
This bill creates certain rights for children who are deaf or hard of hearing in the Delaware School System.
|NJ||Signed into law 09/2010||P-12||State Funding for Special Education Services|
Clarifies that a school district is eligible to receive and use chapter 193 State funding to provide special education evaluation services t...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2010||P-12||Technology-Based Materials as Part of Instructional Materials|
Adds that a nonpublic, nonsectarian school that provides K-12 special education services must, in providing state-adopted, standards-based, ...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Physical Therapy Assistants|
Extends the law allowing physical therapy assistants to provide services in public and private primary and secondary schools to 2015. http:/...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Eligibility for Transition Services|
Provides that a child with a disability who receives residential and educational services from or paid by the department of human services i...
|GA||Adopted 07/2010||P-12||Student Seclusion and Restraint|
Establishes rules for appropriate use of seclusion (including time-out) and restraint for all students, when necessary for student safety.
|LA||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Student Restraints|
Requires the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to adopt guidelines for the use of seclusion, physical restraint, and mechani...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Full Funding for IDEA|
Respectfully memorializes the Congress and the President of the United States to enact one of the bills pending before Congress that would f...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Commission to Study the Education of Children with Autism|
Extends the reporting deadline for the Special Joint Commission to Study the Education of Children with Autism, created during the 2009 legi...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||School Choice Program for Special Needs Students|
Establishes a school choice pilot program in certain parishes for certain students with special needs the opportunity to attend schools of t...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12|
|Incarcerated Special Education Students|
Requires each county correctional facility to designate one person to serve as the contact person for all matters related to special educati...
|AK||Adopted Text or Summary of Text 06/2010||P-12||Nonstandardized Assessment Administrative Manual|
4 AAC 06.775
The Department of Education & Early Development proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 4 of the Alaska Administrative Code, 4 AAC 06....
|OK||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program|
Creates the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program. Provide a scholarship to a private school of choice fo...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program Revisions|
H.B. 1505 - Sec. 1
Revises provisions relating to John M. McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program; authorizes the commissioner of education t...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Students with Disabilities/Seclusion and Restraint Standards and Procedures|
H.B. 1073 - Sec. 4
Establishes standards and procedures regarding the use, monitoring, and documentation and reporting of seclusion and restraint on students w...
|GA||Vetoed 06/2010||P-12||Middle School and Academic Instruction per Day|
Revises and clarifies language relating to the organization of schools serving grades 6, 7 and/or 8. Provides that schools serving any of th...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Financial Liability for Special Education|
This bill clarifies school district financial liability for special education and related services provided to a child.
|CT||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Individualized Educational Programs Task Force|
Establishes a task force to study individualized educational programs (IEPs); Requires the task force to: (1) Examine the existing processes...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12|
|Regional Autism Centers Dissemination of Information|
H.B. 1073 - Sec. 5
Requires regional autism centers (located at 7 state colleges and universities) to coordinate and disseminate local and regional information...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Developmental Disabilities Training|
H.B. 1073 - Sec. 6
Requires the commissioner of education to develop recommendations for incorporating training related to autism and other developmental disab...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Specialized 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 requirement...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2010||Postsec.|
|Tuition and Fee Waivers for Classroom Teachers|
Permits a state university or community college to waive tuition and fees for a classroom teacher, who is employed full-time by a school dis...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Revision to Students with Disabilities Provisions|
H.B. 1255 - Sec. 8, 10, 15, 16
Establishes a waiver from the results of end of course (EOC) assessments for certain students with disabilities. Requires restraint or seclu...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Special Education - Applied Behavior Analysis|
Reconstitutes the State Advisory Council for Special Education by reducing the number of members to make it consistent with federal law; on ...
|VT||to governor 05/2010||P-12||Opportunity to Join Age-Appropriate Peers|
H.B. 66 - High School Seniors with Disabilities Section
This section of the bill seeks to ensure that a secondary student with a disability has the opportunity to join his or her age-appropriate p...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Individualized Education Program - Notice to Parents|
Requires appropriate school personnel to provide copies of specified documents relating to the development of an individualized education pr...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12|
H.B. 2725--Multiple Provisions
Exempts private schools approved by the department of education's division of special education prescribed in the pupil's individualized edu...
|OH||Adopted 04/2010||P-12||Revocation of Parental Consent|
Amends rules to reflect recent changes in federal regulations regarding revocation of parental consent. Provides that if, at any time subseq...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Individualized Education Program - Required Notice|
Requires that appropriate school personnel provide the parents of a child with a disability with accessible copies of all documents relating...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Alternate School Assessment - Teacher Survey|
Requires the state department of education to review the Alternate School Assessment, survey certain teachers regarding satisfaction or lack...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Braille Standards|
Requires the state board of education to establish standards for the mastery of Braille for use in English, language arts, and mathematics i...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Employment Programs for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders|
Requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, in coordination with the Department of Rehabilitative Services and ...
|NE||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Revises Special Education Funding|
Changes provisions relating to payment for educational services; defines and redefines terms under the Special education Act; relates to det...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Recovery of Attorney Fees|
Authorizes a court to award reasonable attorney fees and costs to a prevailing party, who is the parent of a child with a disability, in a c...
|MD||Adopted 03/2010||P-12||Athletics - Participation of Students with Disabilities|
Ensures that students with disabilities have an opportunity to try out for and if selected participate in athletic programs, provide reasona...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Autism Awareness Funds|
Creates an Autism Awareness support special group license plate for programs that create or support autism awareness programs. Requires appl...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Special Education Accomodations|
Relates to testing instruments and procedures for students with disabilities. Clarifies accommodation.
|NM||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Services for Students w/ Dyslexia|
Requires interventions for students displaying characteristics of dyslexia; provides that a parent of a student referred to a student assist...
|IA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Students with Disabilities Who Reach the Age of 21|
Provides that if a child requiring special education reaches the age of 21 during an academic year, the child may elect to receive special e...
|ME||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Students with Disabilities Access to Materials/Braille Access|
S.B. 588 - Sec. 5
Provides for access to instructional materials and online learning for students with disabilities; requires access to Braille for instructio...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||Homebound Instructional Services|
Requires the Board of Education to amend its regulations establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia as they relate to...
|DE||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||Free and Appropriate Education|
Requires courts, administrative tribunals, school districts and schools to use the definition of "free and appropriate education" with respe...
|DE||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||Alignment with Federal IDEA|
Aligns state law with the federal requirements of the reauthorized Individuals With Disabilities Education Act relating to the content of pr...
|DE||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||Due Process|
This bill provides for certain notice provisions concerning due process hearings involving children with disabilities relating to education ...
|DE||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||Training on Due Process|
Requires school board members to receive training concerning special education due process hearings.
|GA||Adopted 01/2010||P-12||Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program|
New Rule 160-5-1-.34 has been adopted, governing the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program. http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/_documents/doe/lega...
|NJ||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Special Education and Traumatic Brain Injury Task Force|
Establishes New Jersey Special Education and Traumatic Brain Injury Task Force to study instructional practices and strategies that improve ...
|RI||Signed into law 11/2009||P-12||Autism Spectrum Disorder Education Act|
Creates the Autism Spectrum Disorder Education Act. Requires the state departments of health, education, and human services to implement pro...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||Postsec.||Captioned Electronic Instructional Materials|
Relates to existing law which requires publishers and manufacturers of printed instructional material for use at public postsecondary educat...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Joint Agreements for Provision of Special Education|
In a section allowing school boards to enter into joint agreements with other school boards with respect to special education matters, provi...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Joint Agreements to Provide Special Education Services|
S.B. 611 - Joint Agreements to Provide Special Education Services
Amends the Local Government Property Transfer Act to include in the definition of "transferee municipality" two or more districts operating ...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Residential Care Off-Site Facility Demonstration Project|
Creates a residential care off-site facility demonstration project to assess reimbursement methodologies and delivery methods in conjunction...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Visiting a Student with Disabilities at School|
Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code. Provides that a parent, an independent educational evaluator, or a qualifi...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||MRSA Prevention in Residential Schools and Juvenile Corrections Centers|
Creates the MRSA Prevention, Control, and Reporting Act to to improve the prevention of infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococc...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||"Twice-Exceptional" Students|
Requires the Advisory Council on the Education of Children with Disabilities and the Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted and Talente...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Transportation of Special Needs Students|
Adds contracts providing for the transportation of pupils with special needs or disabilities to the list of exceptions to the requirement th...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Special Education--Personnel, Costs, Instruction in Home or Hospital|
Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code. Amends job titles defined under staff working on behalf of children who ha...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||City-Wide Council on Special Education|
A.B. 8903 - City-Wide Council on Special Education
Makes technical changes to eligibility requirements of parent and high school senior members of the city-wide council on special education i...
|DC||Emergency Rule Re-Adoption 07/2009||P-12||Special Education Responsibilities|
DCMR Title 5, Chapter 30, Section 3019
Reflects the status of current law with a clear enunciation of charter school special education responsibilities. http://www.osse.dc.gov/seo...
|RI||Became law without governor's signature 07/2009||P-12||Special Joint Commission on Autism|
Creates a special joint commission whose purpose it would be to make a comprehensive study of the education of children with autism in the s...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Study on Education of Children with Autism|
Creates a special Joint Commission to make a comprehensive study of the education of children with autism and to report back to the General ...
|AZ||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Special Education|
Establishes a task force on best practices in special education and behavior management; relates to training for teaches and classroom aids,...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Disability Services|
Authorizes a person providing disability services to contract with a state school or state center to provide services and resources for indi...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Special Education Grants|
H.B. 3646 - Section 16
Adds section 29.018. Directs the commissioner, using federal, appropriated state funds, or any other funds available, to make grants availab...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Interagency Task Force for Children with Special Needs|
Defines "children with special needs" as children younger than 22 diagnosed with a chronic illness, intellectual or other developmental disa...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||School for the Blind|
Directs the Superintendent of Public Instruction to close the State School for the Blind by a specified date; abolishes the school's Board o...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Serving Mentally Retarded Offenders|
New provision defines alleged offender resident as a person with mental retardation who is charged with or convicted of a criminal offense, ...
|CT||Adopted 06/2009||P-12||Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion in Schools|
RCSA 10-76b-5 thru -11
Addresses the use of physical restraining and seclusion in public schools for children who are or may be eligible for special education.
|ME||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Program Model for Children with Autism|
Directs the Department of Education to develop a program model for children with autism spectrum disorder to be used statewide in elementary...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Training for Special Education Hearing Officers|
Directs the State Department of Education to provide training for special education hearing officers; requires hearing officers to complete ...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Autism Spectrum Disorders Resource Center|
Establishes an autism spectrum disorders resource center to coordinate resources for individuals with autism and other pervasive development...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12|
|Regional Autism Centers|
Specifies that the following provisions will become operative only when legislative funds are appropriated. Provides for the establishment o...
|MO||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Exceptional Students|
Requires school districts to allow certain students with disabilities to participate in graduation ceremonies after four years of high schoo...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Alternate Dispute Resolution|
Amends various aspects of dispute resolution between parents of special education students and schools/districts, including: additional req...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Suspension of Children with Disabilities|
Consistent with federal law and state suspension procedures, allows school personnel to suspend children with disabilities. Establishes para...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Restrictive Procedures for Children With Disabilities|
Defines terms and amends policies pertaining to restrictive procedures for children with disabilities, including standards for restrictive p...
|NE||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||K-12 Technical Bill for 2009|
Statement of intent: Legislative Bill 549 is the K-12 education technical bill for 2009. Substantive changes would include reducing the time...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Board for the Coordination of Programs Serving Vulnerable Individuals|
H.B. 1289 - Section 1
Creates the board for the coordination of programs serving vulnerable individuals to coordinate the delivery of services to vulnerable indiv...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Staff Preparation to Treat Children with Autism|
Relates to autism; provides for the licensing of behavior analysts by the Department of Human Services; prohibits persons from using the tit...
|WY||Adopted 05/2009||P-12||SERVICES FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES|
Establishes emergency rules pertaining to the services for children with disabilities.
|MO||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Parents Rights|
S.B. 291--Parents' Bill of Rights
Requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to produce "The Parents' Bill of Rights" to inform parents of children with in...
|IN||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Autism Training|
Relates to autism training; requires certain firefighter and law enforcement personnel to be trained in interacting with individuals with au...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||School for the Deaf|
Provides for the delivery of educational services to children who are deaf and hearing impaired; establishes the Washington state center for...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Legislative Task Force on Autism|
Creates the Legislative Task Force on Autism to examine how the State responds to autism and autism spectrum disorders, determine and recomm...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Special Education Student Tracking and Training Centers|
Clarifies the state's responsibility to provide special education services; requires Public Education Department participation in developmen...
|CA||Adopted Rule Filing 03/2009||P-12||Special Education and Nonpublic Schools|
Title 5 CCR Sec(s) 3001, 3051, 3060, 3061, 3062, 3063, 3064, 3065, 3066, 3067, 3068, 3069, 3070
Amends rules pertaining to special education and nonpublic schools. Clarifies requirements for certification of California nonpublic schools...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Due Process Hearing|
Provides that any party aggrieved by a decision made in a due process hearing provided to children with disabilities and their parents or gu...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Board of Visitors of the State School for the Deaf and the Blind|
Re-establishes the Board of Visitors of the State School for the Deaf and the Blind as the governing entity for the State School for the Dea...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Services for Deaf and Blind Students|
On request, requires publishers of textbooks recommended by the state board to provide their textbooks and related instructional materials i...
|NY||Adopted 03/2009||P-12||State Special Education Forms|
Title 8 NYCRR 200.4 and 200.5
Moves the date for required use of state forms for (1) individualized education programs, (1) prior written notice and (3) meeting notice fr...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Special Needs Scholarships|
Modifies provisions of the Carson Smith Scholarships for Students with Special Needs Act, which provides funds for a child with a disability...
|OH||Adopted 03/2009||P-12||Autism Scholarship Program|
OAC 3301-103-01 thru -08
Rescinds and re-establishes rules regarding the Autism Scholarship Program. Relates to application and eligibility; responsibilities of a sc...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Placement of Students with Behavioral Disabilities|
Ensures students categorized with behavioral disabilities in other states are promptly and adequately placed in the state public school syst...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Certification of Individuals Providing Braille Instruction|
Requires the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired, together with the Department of Education, to promulgate regulations for the cert...
|SD||Signed by Governor 03/2009||P-12||Special education|
Clarifies the school residence of a child assigned to an approved out of district special education residential or tuition day program when ...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Individuals with Disabilities Education Act|
Relates to federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); provides that all references in the laws of this state to the Individ...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2009||P-12||Defining Parent for Special Education|
Defines parent for the purposes of special education identification, evaluation, and placement of a child and the provision of a free approp...
|MI||Signed into law 01/2009||P-12||Early Intervention Programs for K-3|
Provides that an intermediate school district may develop and make available to districts and public school academies an early intervening m...
|NY||Adopted 10/2008||P-12||Special Education Programs and Services|
Title 8 NYCRR Section 177.2
Adds a new section to establish a dispute resolution mechanism for costs for special education services provided to a non-resident student w...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2008||P-12||Autism disorder clearinghouse|
Establishes the State Autism Spectrum Disorder Clearinghouse within the State Department of Education to provide evidence-based resources, r...
Requires the State Department of Developmental Services to establish a pilot project to provide methods, instruments, and systems of care be...
|NY||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12||Special Education Services Outside the School Setting|
Provides that members of committees on special education may provide parents of a child with a disability with a list of programs and servic...
|NY||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12||Request for Adult Services|
Requires the Commissioner of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities to notify the Committee on Special Education, multidisciplina...
|FL||Adopted 09/2008||P-12||Math Performance Standards for Students w/ Disabilities|
Amends rule to address the Sunshine State Standards math access points for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
|IL||Signed into law 08/2008||P-12||Residential Programs|
Amends the School Code and the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Distinguishes funding provisions for students in residential programs who are not...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2008||P-12||Assorted Amendments to the School Code|
Repeals the Professional Development Block Grant. Amends requirements related to annual census for special education, such that census must ...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2008||P-12|
Requires that each certified school administrator or supervisor assigned on or after September 2, 2009 to be a special education administrat...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2008||P-12||Council on Developmental Disabilities|
Amends existing law that creates a state council on developmental disabilities appointed by the Governor. Requires that the state council in...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2008||P-12||Children Placed in Private Psychiatrict Facilities|
Requires the State Board of Education and Department of Health and Human Services to determine responsibility for children with disabilities...
|NY||Adopted 08/2008||P-12||Special Education Programs|
Title 8 NYCRR Sections 177.1, 200.1, 200.3-200.7, 200.16, 201.11
Conforms certain rules to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, ensures that chairpersons of committees on special education are ...
|MA||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12|
|Transition Age Requirements and Measurable Postsecondary Goals|
Provides for maintaining transition age requirements and measurable postsecondary goals for school age students with disabilities.
|CA||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||IEP|
Amends existing law that requires the parent of a pupil be given, in writing, a proposed assessment plan within a specified time frame of th...
|NY||Vetoed 07/2008||P-12||New York State Schools for the Deaf and Blind|
Requires school districts to provide information to parents of blind and deaf students regarding programs and institutions administered by t...
|NH||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Changes in Special Education Law|
Revises numerous statutes relating to special education; expands, updates, and clarifies definitions; expands the duties of the Department o...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Student with Disabilities in Homeschool Program|
Provides that solely for purposes of providing services to special education students and the computation of state aid, a student with disab...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Dyslexia Screenings|
By January 30, 2009, requires the state board to implement a pilot program to provide universal screening of students in grades prekindergar...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Educational Services for Students With Disabilities|
Amends the definition of educational services for students with disabilities; amends the law to allow a designee or designees of a student's...
|NH||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Procedures for Delivery of Special Education and Related Services|
Revises the procedures for delivery of special education services by school districts and other agencies; requires a law enforcement agency ...
|NH||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Financial Liability for Placement of Child with Disability|
Establishes a committee to study the financial liability for placement of a child with a disability; provides for the powers and duties of t...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Students with Disabilities|
Excerpt: (b) Notwithstanding any other federal or state law or regulation, the school committee where a parentally placed child who has or d...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Comprehensive Revision of Special Education Legislation|
Provides for comprehensive revision of the educational opportunities for children with exceptionalities provisions. The following are the ma...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Autism Spectrum Disorder|
Establishes the Council on Autism Spectrum Disorders to coordinate supports and services for individuals and their families; states that the...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12|
|Student w/ Disabilies Policies|
Relates to charter schools, the Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program, postsecondary education, school attendance, and high sc...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Decisionmaking for Adult Special Education Students|
Establishes a power of attorney for adult special education students. Provides a process for revocation of the power of attorney for special...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Due Process Hearings|
Extends the deadline within which to file a request for a due process hearing relating to the education of a child with a disability from ni...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Special Education Instruction|
Concerns special education and instructional methods concerning autism and other developmental disabilities; requires the development and us...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Training of Behavior Therapists - Autism|
Relates to schools; requests the Regional University System of Oklahoma to establish a comprehensive autism training program at the Universi...
|MO||Adopted 06/2008||P-12||ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY LOAN PROGRAM|
5 CSR 110-1.020
Proposes to move rules from the Office of Administration to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Allows the council to esta...
|NJ||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12|
Enacts Alicia's Law, permits a student whose high school special education program requires instruction beyond four years to participate wit...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||School Finance|
Provides that a student enrolled in a district and attending both a non-virtual school and a virtual school must be counted as that proporti...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Three Year Placements|
Relates to transfers for children with disabilities; provides that beginning with the 2008-2009 school year, a transfer granted for a child ...
|NE||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Certificate of Attendance|
At the request of 1 a parent or guardian, a school district is to issue a certificate of attendance to a student who receives special educat...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Student Intervention for Special Education|
Allows an administrative unit to use no more than a specified percentage of the funding it receives under the Exceptional Children's Educati...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Screening for Autism|
Requires the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services to convene an interdepartmental work group to develop a...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Physical Ed. for Students with Disabilities|
H.B. 1411; S.B. 849
Requires county boards of education to ensure that students with disabilities have certain opportunities in specified physical education and...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12|
|Blind Persons' Literacy Rights and Education Act|
Amends portions of the Blind Persons' Literacy Rights and Education Act. Relates to requirements for for the development of an individualize...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Interdistrict Transfers for Employees' Children with Special Education Needs|
School districts must allow the children of full-time classified and certificated employees to enroll in a district that offers early educat...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12|
|Disability History Month|
Every October, public schools and postsecondary institutions must conduct or promote educational activities that provide instruction, awaren...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Strategies for Success for Students with Disabilities and Reporting Requirements on the WASL|
The Center for the Improvement of Student Learning (CISL) and the education ombudsman are directed to identify strategies to improve the aca...
|TN||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Training|
Changes the required training regulations for special education mediators and administrative law judges who conduct due process hearings.Tra...
|IL||Adopted 03/2008||P-12||Special Education Facilities|
23 IAC 401.10, .30, .210
Emergency rule (expires 8-18-08) includes a new provision expressly prohibiting the "use of a behavioral intervention strategy relying upon ...
|ME||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Special Education Evaluations|
Directs the Department of Education to amend its rules governing special education to provide a deadline of 45 school days for the completio...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Service Personnel and Authority|
Gives authority to certain aides to exercise control over students; expands the classifications of service personnel to include paraprofessi...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Access to Public Places for Persons With Disabilities|
Adds public entities, including schools, to the list of public places in which persons with disabilities are entitled to the same full and f...
|SD||Vetoed 02/2008||P-12||Deaf/Hearing Impaired|
Requires the Department of Education and the Board of Regents to establish programs and policies for children who are deaf and hard-of-heari...
|NJ||Signed into law 01/2008||P-12||Burden of Proof|
Places the burden of proof and burden of production on school districts in due process hearings conducted to resolve special education issue...
|NJ||Signed into law 01/2008||P-12||Billy's Law|
Establishes the Council on Out-of-State Placement of Children and the registry of qualified out-of-State residential schools and programs in...
|MI||Signed into law 01/2008||P-12||Special Education Policies|
S.B. 730 (sec. 1701)
Addresses several special education policies and requirements, including student learning plans, transportation, personnel, funding, placeme...
|GA||Adopted 12/2007||P-12||Special Education|
Revises rules regarding special education, including the rights of children and parents and assists educational agencies to provides for suc...
|CO||Adopted 11/2007||P-12||Exceptional Children's Education Act|
1 CCR 301-8
Clarifies rules regarding the administration of the Exceptional Children's Educational Act, including special education provisions, and fund...
|IL||Adopted 09/2007||P-12||Testing, Professional Development and Background Checks at Special Education Facilities|
23 IAC 401.10 thru .260 (non seq.)
Amends policies regarding the assessment of special education students at nonpublic, public out-of-state, public residential or private spec...
|NY||Adopted 09/2007||P-12||Diagnostic Screenings|
Title 8 NYCRR Part 117
Amends regulations regarding diagnostic screenings of students who are new entrants to school or who have low test scores on the statewide t...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2007||P-12|
Relates to special education. Requires that the educational materials, services, and programs provided by the nonpublic, nonsectarian school...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Textbooks for Print-Disabled Children|
Specifies that the state board of education must require textbook publishers to furnish an electronic file set of contracted print material ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Definition of Professional Worker|
Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code. Adds school counselor and school counselor intern to the list of professio...
|ID||Approved 08/2007||P-12||Programs for disabled|
Provides guidance for the development of the education programs for students who are deaf or hard of hearing and/or those who are blind or v...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||IEPs for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders|
Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code. Provides that in the development of the individualized education program f...
|NY||Vetoed 08/2007||P-12||List of Programs and Services for Child with a Disability|
Requires chair of committees on special education to provide parents of a child with a disability with a list of programs and services that ...
|MD||Issued 08/2007||P-12||Governor's Interagency Transition Council for Youth with Disabilities|
E.O. 14; 2007-13
(Executive Order No. 2007-13) Establishes the Governor's Interagency Transition Council for Youth with Disabilities. The Council will annua...
|AK||Adopted 08/2007||P-12||CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES|
4 AAC 52
Amends regulations governing education of children with disabilities in response to the new federal Individuals with Disabilities Education ...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Homebound Instruction for Students With Disabilities|
Authorizes homebound instruction for discipline purposes when it is the least restrictive alternative for students with disabilities. Requir...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Standards for Homebound Instruction|
Establishes standards for homebound special education instruction including standards related to appropriate teacher qualifications, service...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||High School Special Education Study|
Directs the department of public instruction to identify the various models being utilized to deliver educational and other services at the ...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Residence for the Delivery of Special Education|
Clarifies the definition of residence for the delivery of special education
|NY||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act|
The following provisions are effective until June 30, 2009:
Relates to implementation of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Educatio...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Reaching One's Potential for Excellence (ROPE) Scholars Pilot Program.|
The purpose of the ROPE Scholars Pilot Program is to strengthen middle grades education in order to provide students with the opportunity to...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Disability Awareness|
Designates the month of October as Disability History and Awareness Month. Requires local Boards of Education to provide instruction on disa...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12|
|Preparation of Special Education Teachers|
Directs the board of governors of the state university to report on the efficacy of the preparation of teachers to teach students with disab...
|NH||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Executive Planning Commission on Special Education|
Establishes an executive planning commission on special education to develop a plan to provide systems of pre-service and in-service educati...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Special education|
Makes technical changes to various provisions of existing law regarding special education and related services to conform various provisions...
|OK||Issued 07/2007||P-12||Governance Adjustment for Federal Funding|
(Amended Executive Order 2006-04) Makes the state department of education the lead agency for administration of Part C of the federal Indivi...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Funding for Special Education Students in Career/Technical Charters|
Permits any career/technical charter public schools which enroll special education students from outside the school district with verifiable...
|TN||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Study Commission on Methods of Restraint|
Requires the Department of Education's division of special education to collect data on and report to the Chairs of the House and Senate Edu...
|TN||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Special Education Hearings|
Adds new sections of law that specify the process for and rights of parties involved in special education due process hearings.
|CA||To governor 07/2007||P-12||Special education|
Relates to special education. Prohibits a nonpublic, nonsectarian school or agency whose certification has been revoked, and certain other a...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Universal Dyslexia Screening for K-3 Students|
Directs the state board, by the beginning of the 2007-2008 school year, to implement a pilot program to provide for universal screening of K...
|IA||Adopted 07/2007||P-12||Substitutes in K-6 Special Education Classrooms|
Expands the ability of a paraeducator holding a substitute authorization to work in K-6 special education classrooms. IOWA 5764...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Preschool Children with Disabilities|
Expands the opportunity of preschool children with disabilities to continue to have a free and appropriate public education provided through...
|NY||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||P.J.'s Law|
Enacts P.J.'s law; directs the commissioner of education to promulgate rules and regulations requiring school bus drivers and school bus att...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Early Childhood Special Education Study|
Implements the recommendations of the Subcommittee To Study Early Childhood Special Education; relates to early intervention and early child...
|NJ||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Early 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 wit...
|NJ||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Autism Awareness Teacher Training|
A.B. 4055; S.B. 2558
Requires candidates for teaching certificates and current teachers to receive instruction in autism awareness and methods of teaching studen...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Students Rights|
Creates an Education Bill of Rights for deaf and hard-of-hearing children; provides for rights based on federal and state rules and laws; en...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Restraint and Seclusion of Students|
Relates to restraints and seclusion in public shools; concerns restriction on unreasonable restraints and seclusions of students; avoids the...
|WV||Proposed Rule COMMENT DEADLINE: 07/16/2007 08/13/2007 Rule Adoption 06/2007||P-12||Education of Students with Exceptionalities|
Title 126, Series 16
Amends rules regarding the education of students with exceptionalities....
|VT||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Controlling Costs While Maintaining Quality|
Provides for a slight rollback in property tax assessments for this year and would place a cap on property evaluations in the future. In add...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||District Budget Reporting, Grant Fund for Licensed Education Personnel|
Revises provisions governing the inclusion of certain information in the biennial budget request for the state distributive school account f...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Rights of Parents of Students With Disabilities|
Revises provisions governing the rights of parents of pupils with disabilities. Provides that the rights of a parent of a pupil with a disab...
|VT||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Autism Spectrum System of Care|
Requires the agency of human services and the department of education to develop and implement a statewide initiative to sustain and enhance...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12|
|Joint Study Committee on Continuing Education and Collegiate Sports Programs for Students with Disabilities|
Creates a Joint Study Committee on Continuing Education and Collegiate Sports Programs for Students with Disabilities. Directs the committee...
|NE||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Special Education Task Force|
Creates the special education task force to examine the provision of special education services and recommend policies and potential legisla...
|NE||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Autism Treatment Program Act|
Adopts the autism treatment program act for the purposes of (1) creating the Autism Treatment Program administered by the Center for Autism ...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Education of Deaf Students|
Enacts the Deaf Child's Bill of Rights Act. In developing an individualized education (IEP) program for a child who is deaf or hard of heari...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Transitional Youth With Disabilities|
H.B. 1230 requires the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission (executive commissioner) to monitor programs and s...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Act|
Enacts the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Act to provide scholarships for public school students with disabilities to attend eligible pri...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Autism Task Force|
Establishes the Autism Task Force. Directs the task force to study and conduct hearings on the issues relating to, the needs of and services...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Autism and Asperger's Syndrome Training|
Requires every school corporation police officer to complete training to enable the officer to appropriately deal with individuals with auti...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Adjustment for Failure to Meet Federal Maintenance of Effort|
H.F. 2245 [Failure to Meet Federal Maintenance of Effort]
The general education aid paid to school districts that were members of a cooperative that failed to meet federal special education mainten...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Early Intervening Services Program|
H.F. 2245 [Early Intervening Services Program]
Establishes means by which districts may fulfill requirements for alternative instruction for students prior to special education evaluation...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Specialized Instructional Services|
H.F. 2245 [Specialized Instructional Services]
Amends provisions relating to alternative delivery of specialized instructional services.
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Library Services to Blind and Physically Handicapped|
H.F. 2245 [Services to Blind and Physically Handicapped]
Directs the Department of Education to provide specialized services to the blind and physically handicapped through the Minnesota Library f...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Annual Report of Litigation Costs|
H.F. 2245 [Litigation Costs]
Requires districts to annually report the districts special education litigation costs, including attorney fees and costs of due process hea...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Special Education Requirements|
H.F. 2245 [Special Education Requirements]
Establishes a task force to recommend which state laws and rules that exceed or expand upon minimum federal special education requirements f...
|TX||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Participation in Graduation Ceremony|
This bill provides that a school district to issue a certificate of attendance to a student who receives special education services, and who...
|MT||To governor 04/2007||P-12||Services for Developmentally Disabled|
Relates to services for individuals who are developmentally distabled, clarifies that such individuals may return to high school after gradu...
|LA||Adopted 04/2007||P-12||State Textbook Adoption|
LAC 28:XXXIII.301, 303, 319, 503, 723, and 2001
Amends textbook adoption processes to come into compliance with U.S. Department of Education approval of IDEA, 2004. Directs that the state ...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Participation in Commencement|
Kevin's Law: Requires that by September 1, 2007, each school district that operates a high school shall permit any student meeting the follo...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12|
|Access, Special ed. definitions|
Regards special education definitions for schools, adds autism. (Chapter No. 68)
|MS||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Autism Task Force|
Creates Caring for Mississippi Individuals with Autism Task Force to study growing incidence of and ways to improve services. Defines member...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Education Code Amendments|
Amends Education Code in the following ways:
1) Prescribes authorities of county school boards.
2) Expands purposes for which schools may e...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Identifying Prisoners with Learning Disabilities|
Requires the Superintendent of the Department of Correctional Education, in cooperation with the Department of Corrections, to create a syst...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2007||Postsec.|
|Hathaway Scholarship Program Revisions|
Revises the Hathaway scholarship program by increasing curriculum requirements necessary to qualify for scholarships; establishes specific c...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||Due Process Procedures Students with Disabilities|
H.B. 1962, S.B. 847
Provides that due process procedures for students with disabilities prescribed by the Board of Education must require that testimony be give...
|IL||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||Special Education Procedures|
Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code. Makes changes concerning identification, evaluation, and placement of chil...
|IL||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||Special Education Students and Physical Education|
Provides that an individualized education program team may determine that a pupil must utilize time set aside for physical education to rece...
|AK||Adopted 02/2007||P-12||Special education alternate program certificate|
4 AAC 12.340
Amends rules to the Department of Education and Early Development. Replaces the term "special education waiver" with "special education alte...
|Public Education Job Enhancement Program Eligibility|
Provides eligibility and award distribution requirements for the Public Education Job Enhancement Program (PEJEP), which offers funding to c...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||Access to Personally Identifiable Student Information|
H.B. 276 -- Section 3301.0716
Sec. 3301.0716 allows the state department of education to have access to personally identifiable student information under certain circumst...
|OR||Adopted 11/2006||P-12||Special Education Teachers|
OAR 584-017-0120 through 584-100-0006 non seq
Expands special education elementary authorization to allow special edteachers to be properly assigned in middle and junior high school. Cla...
|OR||Adopted 11/2006||P-12||Physical Restraint and Seclusion|
OAR 581-021-0061, -0061
Requires public schools to develop policies and procedures on the useof physical restraint and seclusion in schools. Requires schools to dev...
|AK||Rule Adoption 10/2006||P-12||Subgroups for Determining Adequate Yearly Progress|
4 AAC 06.830(b)
Implements federal flexibility guidelines in the calculation of adequate yearly progress for the subgroup of students with disabilities.
|CA||Signed into law 09/2006||P-12||Services for Autistic Children|
Declares that the recommendations of the Superintendent of Public Instruction's advisory committee concerning means that public and private ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2006||P-12||Special Education Student's Parental Rights|
Amends existing law that requires all procedural safeguards under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Act to be established by each no...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2006||P-12||Assistance for Students w/ Disabilities|
Provides that any individual with exceptional needs, any pupil with a disability and any other pupil who requires specialized physical healt...
|NH||Rule Adoption 08/2006||P-12||Specialist in the Assessment of Intellectural Functioning (SAIF)|
Ed 507.19; Ed 614.08
Relates to the education and experience requirements for certificationas a SAIF, as well as the skills, competencies, and knowledge requirem...
|UT||Adopted 08/2006||P-12||Special Needs Scholarships Funding & Procedures|
Provides new definitions and makes changes within the Parents/Guardian Responsibilities section of rule concerning funding and procedures fo...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||IDEA Implementation|
Enacts temporary transitional legislation to implement the federal individuals with disabilities education improvement act of 2004....
|NY||Vetoed 07/2006||P-12||Burden of Proof in Impartial Hearings|
States that the board of education or trustees of the school district or the state agency responsible for providing education to students wi...
|MA||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Students w/ Disabilities and High School Graduation Ceremonies|
Allows students with disabilities to participate in graduation ceremonies. A school age child with a disability who is completing the twelft...
|MO||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Optional Resolution Conferences and Evaluations of Private School Students|
Removes a section of law that allows for an optional resolution conference to occur as the first step of due process in special education di...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Special Education Laws|
Revises special education laws. Enables the state board of education and local educational agencies to implement the Individuals with Disabi...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Special Education Reporting Requirements|
Relates to a free appropriate public education to all children with disabilities, children with disabilities who have been suspended or expe...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Transportation of Special Education Students|
H.B. 7841; S.B. 2489
Requires that the state department of administration and the Rhode Island public transit authority develop a plan for the creation and imple...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Transportation for Students w/ Disabilities|
Requires the department of elementary and secondary education to plan, develop, create and implement a statewide system of transportation of...
|MI||Emergency Rule Adoption 06/2006||P-12||Due Process Procedures Special Education Hearings|
R 340.1883 - 1885
Amends Department of Education rules by establishing emergency rules for conducting special education hearings. http://www.state.mi.us/orr/e...
|NY||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Needs of Autistic Children|
Requires special education teachers and special education administrators to be trained in the needs of autistic children. Authorizes the com...
|NJ||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Special education adult services and staff liaison|
Requires the Department of Education to include in its parental rights in special education booklet, information describing services availab...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Scholarships for Students with Disabilities|
Establishes a funded state program of scholarships for pupils with disabilities; provides such students with the option of attending or rece...
|MI||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Cost of Due Process Hearings|
Specifies that, beginning July 1, 2006, the board of a local school district or other public agency responsible for providing programs or se...
|IA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Services to Special Education Students in Nonpublic Schools|
S.B. 2272 - Section 19
Requires service activities to students enrolled in nonpublic schools to be similar to those undertaken for public school students. Allows ...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Special Education Services|
S.B. 689; LD 1772
Relates to children with disabilities; consolidates and reorganizes the delivery of early childhood special education services; includes the...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements for Students with Disabilities|
H.B. 7087 - Section 23 (3) - (8)
Requires local boards to modify basic courses, as necessary, to to assure exceptional students the opportunity to meet the graduation requir...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Student Transfer|
Modifies student transfer application limitation for students who are deaf or hard of hearing who wish to transfer to a school district with...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Students with Life-Threatening Allergies and Chronic Illnesses|
Directs the commissioner of education, with the commissioner of health to annually inform superintendents and principals of appropriate prac...
Creates a New York state interagency council for services to persons who are deaf, deaf-blind or hard of hearing to promote a comprehensive ...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Educational Materials for Visually Impaired Students|
Creates the educational materials for the blind and dyslexic grant program to provide grants to nonprofit organizations that provide school ...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Special Education Teacher Service Scholarship|
H.B. 2578 Section 1-8
Establishes the special education teacher service scholarship to award up to 50 scholarships a year of $3,000 a semester to Kansas residents...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Assessment of Students w/ Disabilities|
All students with disabilities in grades 2-12 will ge included in all state and district assessments, with appropriate accommodations and al...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Special Education Due Process and Evaluation|
Concerns special education; makes the state statutes concerning the provision of special education, special education due process hearings a...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Electronic Individual Eduation Plans|
H.B. 7087 (Section 31)
Individual education plans for exceptional students.--The Department of Education must develop and have an operating electronic IEP system i...
|IL||Adopted 04/2006||P-12||Nonpublic Special Education Facilities|
23 IAC 401.5, 10, 20, 30, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 210, 220, 230,240, 250, 260, 270, 280
Clarifies rules to acknowledge that facilities may be established not only by nonpublic entities but also public out-of-state schools and pu...
|PA||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||High School Graduation Ceremonies for Students w/ Disabilities|
Amends the Public School Code of 1949. Provides for participation by students with disabilities in high school graduation ceremonies. Allows...
|LA||Adopted 04/2006||P-12||Hospital/Homebound Instruction|
Establishes procedures for hospital/homebound instruction for a student who is enrolled in regular or special education and who, as a result...
|WV||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12|
|Disability History Week|
Establishes the third week of October as Disability History Week. Directs public schools to provide instruction on disability history, peop...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Resources for Blind and Visually Impaired Students|
H.B. 710; S.B. 392
Relates to blind and visually impaired students. Requires the State Department of Education to establish a specified instructional resources...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||School for the Deaf and the Blind|
Amends existing law relating to the School for the Deaf and the Blind to allow for education services to be delivered to students residing o...
|WI||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Students with Disabilities|
Act No. 258
Clarifies that an assistive technology device does not include a medical device that is surgically implanted or the replacement of such a de...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Special Education Policy Changes and Implementation|
Concerns amendments to the exceptional children's educational act to conform with the federal individuals with disabilities education improv...
|MA||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Students w/ Autism|
Relates to the special education needs of children with autism spectrum disorder.
|WI||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Clearinghouse on Special Education Transition Services|
Establishes a clearinghouse for information about special education transition services and vocational opportunities that are available in e...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Interpreters for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students|
Creates minimum standards for K-12 educational interpreters serving deaf or hard-of-hearing students.
|UT||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Modifies Carson Smith Scholarship Program|
Modifies the State System of Public Education Code by amending provisions of the Carson Smith Scholarship Program; modifies scholarship qual...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Telecommunications Equipment for the Deaf|
Relates to telecommunications equipment for the deaf; relates to telecommunications devices for the deaf; changes the term telecommunication...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Standards for Educational Interpreters|
Requires standards for educational interpreters for students who are deaf or hard of hearing be developed by the Superintendent of Public In...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Birth to 3 Early Intervention Services|
Finds an urgent and substantial need to enhance the development of all infants and toddlers with disabilities in Washington in order to mini...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2006||P-12||Special Education Funding|
Revises state aid to special education; provides for a special education levy percentage per dollars of valuation.
|KY||Adopted 02/2006||P-12||Awarding High School Diplomas to Students with Disabilities|
704 KAR 3:305 (section 7)
Clarifies provisions relating to awarding of high school diplomas to students with disabilities. States that if the severity of an exceptio...
|MO||Issued 02/2006||P-12||Assistive Technology Advisory Counci|
Executive Order 06-06
Transfers the Assistive Technology Advisory Council to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education from the state Office of Adminis...
|NJ||Signed into law 01/2006||P-12||Special Education Review Commission|
Establishes the Special Education Review Commission. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2004/Bills/AL05/339_.PDF...
|CA||Signed into law 01/2006||P-12||One-year Exit Exam Exemptions for Students with Disabilities|
Requires school districts or state special schools to grant a high school diploma to a pupil with a disability who is scheduled to graduate ...
|LA||Adopted 12/2005||P-12||Special Education Course Codes|
LAC 28:CXV.2333, 2355, 2364 and 2369
Establishes new special education course codes that will allow students with disabilities and gifted and talented students to earn Carnegie ...
|LA||Adopted 12/2005||P-12||Monitoring Special Education Programs|
LAC 28:XCI.101, 105-111, 301, 303-317, 507, and 509
These changes clarify that all local education agencies must be monitored, eliminates the exemplary category, and adds a new category called...
|LA||Adopted 12/2005||P-12||Out-of-Field Authorities to Teach|
Grants a school district the option of a two-year renewal of Out-of-Field Authorities to Teach (OFAT) for individual pursuing certification ...
|WV||Adopted 11/2005||P-12||Alternate Academic Achievement Standards|
Title 126, Series 44P
WEST VIRGINIA 4765, SUMMARY: Amends rules relating to alternate academic achievement standards for West Virginia schools.
EFFECTIVE DATE: 1...
|LA||Adopted 11/2005||P-12||NCLB Assessment and AYP|
LAC 28:LXXXIII.305, 509, 703, 3901-3905
Amends the accountability system calculations to take advantage of new flexibility in guidance for No Child Left Behind and address situatio...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2005||P-12||Exit Exams Waivers for Students with Disabilities|
High school exit examination: pupils with disabilities. This bill would require a school district to grant a high school
diploma to a pupil ...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2005||P-12||Special Education Services and Requirements|
Existing law establishes a right of individuals with exceptional needs to receive free appropriate public education and ensures the right to...
|MI||Signed into law 09/2005||P-12||Special Education Advisory Committee|
A special education advisory committee is created in the department of education....
|NM||Rule Adoption 09/2005||P-12||Special Education Rules|
NMAC 6.31.2, 6.11.2
Amends rules relating to special education and children with disabilities as well as gifted children. Relates to the rights and responsibili...
|NY||Emergency Rule Adoption 09/2005||P-12||Special Education Programs and Services|
Title 8 NYCRR Sections 100.2, 200.1 - .7, 200.14, 200.16, 201.2 - .5, 201.7 - .11
Establishes emergency rules to immediately conform these rules regarding the provision of special education services to the requirements of ...
|OR||Signed into law 08/2005||P-12||High Cost Disabilities Account|
Establishes within the State School Fund a High Cost Disabilities Account. Each fiscal year, the department of education is to distribute mo...
|SD||Adopted 08/2005||P-12||Federal Requirements for Teachers|
SDCR 24:05:25:06, 27:01.01 thru 01.06, 04.01, .02, 08.01 thru .04, 27:09, 12, 13.02, 15 thru .03, 16, 18, 19.01, 30:06.01, 15:02:08, 03:01, 03, .01, 06, 08 thru 10, 06:02
Aligns rules with the federal 2004 IDEA legislation. Enables districts to inform in-service teachers about the federal new requirements. All...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Special Education Services|
In a provision concerning the notification of a child's possible eligibility to receive services from the Illinois School for the Deaf or th...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Special Education Provisions|
Adds interpreting services, social work services, and school nurse services designed to enable a child with a disability to receive a
|IL||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Transition Specialists|
Amends the Interagency Coordinating Council Act. With respect to the annual report that the Council is required to make to the Governor and ...
|MN||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Special education transportation|
H.F. 141 - Multiple Components
For purposes of computing special education base revenue, the cost of providing transportation for children with disabilities includes (A) t...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Giant Steps Autism Center for Excellence|
Requires that the state board implement and administer a Giant Steps Autism Center for Excellence pilot program for the study and evaluation...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Tuition Paid for Special Education|
Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code. Provides that the reimbursement of a school district for the amount of pai...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Deadlines for Hearing for Student with a Disability|
Specifies the time period within which a hearing must be requested by a parent or guardian of a child with a disability, or by the departmen...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Assistive Technology Advisory Council|
Requires a representative of the department of education to serve on the Assistive Technology Advisory Council. Requires council members to ...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Personal Care Attendant Program|
Eliminates requirement that for purposes of participating in the personal care attendant program, the department of education determine the ...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Generic Teacher Certification|
Joint resolution to approve regulations of the state board of education; The state board promulgated amendments to R 43-243.4, Utilization o...
|CO||Vetoed 06/2005||P-12||Supplemental Online Education Courses|
Recognizes the importance of supplemental online education courses, especially to smaller districts and rural schools. States that such cour...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12|
Clarifies definitions of "new century charter schools" and "public schools". Requires charter school plans to include a plan for identifying...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Assistive Technology Devices and Services|
States the importance of accessibility, utilization, and coordination of appropriate assistive technology devices and services for children ...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Medicaid|
Deletes provisions authorizing AHCA to adopt emergency rules governing home & community-based services delivery system; provides Medicaid ra...
|FL||Vetoed 05/2005||P-12||Psychotropic Medication|
Defines term "psychotropic medication." Prohibits a recipient of state funds from requiring student to be prescribed or administered psychot...
|MO||DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR 05/2005||P-12||Special education procedures|
To repeal sections 162.955, 162.959, and 162.961, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof three new sections relating to special educational serv...
|DE||Rule Adoption 05/2005||P-12||Instructional Program Requirements|
14 DAC 503
Amends regulation concerning Instructional Program Requirements by removing the Functional Life Skills Curriculum to conform to Federal Regu...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired|
H.B. 1314 (Section 1-13, 22 ff)
Changes the name of the School for the Blind to the School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Changes the title of "superintendent" to "ch...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in State Assessment|
Provides that if, as part of a student's individual educational program (IEP), a student attends part-time a school or program away from the...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Dispute Resolution|
Amends the definition of parent and defines due process hearing, impartial administrative law judge, public education agency and state educa...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12|
|Office of Technology Established|
Creates the office of technology by combining the duties performed by the division of information technology of the department of administra...
|AZ||Vetoed 04/2005||P-12||Privacy in Schools|
Bars a teacher, principal, counselor or other district or charter school employee, unless the parent is notified in writing and provides wri...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Special Education and the AIMS|
States that a student with an individualized education program (IEP) is not required to earn a passing score on a competency test required f...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Schools for the Deaf and Blind|
Concerns board of directors for the state school for the deaf and the blind. Requires the governor to appoint one member from the commissio...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12|
S.B. 1044 (sections 14-15)
Repeals provision that notation must be made on a student's transcript to indicate each special education class included on the transcript. ...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Special Education Provisions|
S.B. 1044 (sections 28-30)
Modifies membership of Advisory Council for the Education of Children with Disabilities from "parents of children with disabilities" to pare...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School Districts|
H.B. 2331 (multiple provisions)
Incorporates the changes made by the U.S. Congress to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act into state statutes. The major...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Eligibility for Early Intervention|
Relates to the Oklahoma Early Intervention Act; modifies eligibility for early intervention services; authorizes State Board of Education to...
|KS||Became law without governor's signature 04/2005||P-12|
H.B. 2247 (section 6)
Requires every accredited school to teach the subjects and areas of instruction adopted by the state board of education as of January 1, 200...
|KS||Became law without governor's signature 04/2005||P-12||Special Education Funding|
H.B. 2247 (section 10-11)
Creates a new formula for determining each district's special education allocation. Specifies that if the appropriation for special educatio...
|HI||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder|
Authorizes an emergency appropriation ($11, 672, 564) for fiscal year 2004-2005 to pay for increases in costs due to an increase in students...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Special Education Laws|
Revises special education laws. (2) The board of trustees of every school district shall provide or establish and maintain a special educa...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Special Education|
Specifies that "child with a disability" does not mean a child who has difficulty in writing, speaking or understanding the English language...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Education of Juveniles in Treatment Facilities|
Provides that the department of education, a public school district, or an open-enrollment charter school is not liable for any educational ...
|CO||Vetoed 04/2005||P-12||Special Education Tuition|
Adopts a comprehensive method of allocating the excess costs incurred in educating students with disabilities. Defines "selected special edu...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Medicaid Billing Improvement Act|
Directs department of education to identify school districts underperforming in the area of direct-service Medicaid billing and requires the...
|MD||Vetoed 04/2005||P-12||Department of Juvenile Services Educational Programs - Private Residential Rehabilitative Institutions|
Requiring private residential rehabilitative institutions to develop and implement a specified educational program; requiring a specified ed...
|MD||(S) THIRD READING PASSED WITH AMENDMENTS (44-2) 04/2005||P-12||Department of Juvenile Services Educational Programs - Private Residential Rehabilitative Institutions|
Requiring private residential rehabilitative institutions to develop and implement a specified educational program; requiring a specified ed...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Pupils With Disabilities|
Changes statutory reference from "extended school year program" to "extended school year services" for students with disabilities. Rewrites ...
|CT||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Board of Education and Services for the Blind|
Concerns the Board of Education and Services for the Blind monitoring council. Provides additional time for the Board of Education and Servi...
|MD||(H) THIRD READING PASSED (137-0) 04/2005||P-12||Pilot Program to Study and Improve Screening Practices for Autism Spectrum Disorders|
Establishing a Pilot Program to Study and Improve Screening Practices for Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Department of Education; requirin...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Habitual Truancy|
Establishes that any student enrolled in a public school who is over 18 but not 21 years of age and who has been absent from school without ...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarships|
Creates a program to award scholarships to students with disabilities who attend a private school. Specifies criteria for qualifying for a s...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Special Education Per Student Payments|
Provides for forwarding of special education per student payments to whichever program is providing the services to the student. The superin...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Legal Costs as Allowable Special Education Funds|
Includes legal costs as allowable expenditures from the special education fund. http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2005/bills/SB72enr.pdf...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Homeschooling of Students with Developmental Disabilities|
Allows a parent of a child with a developmental disability to continue to supervise home education (deleted provision that prohibited home e...
|DE||Rule Adoption 02/2005||P-12||Certification - Supervisor of Special Education|
14 DAC 309
Repeals regulation relating to the Certification for an Administrative Supervisor of Special Education, which is necessary as it is being in...
|DE||Rule Adoption 02/2005||P-12||Certification - Director of Special Education|
14 DAC 307 and 1523, 1.0 - 3.0
Amends regulation applying to the certification of educators as Directors of Special Education. Aligns regulation with statutory changes and...
|WV||Rule Adoption 02/2005||P-12||Education of Exceptional Students|
Title 126, Series 16
Amends rules regarding the education of exceptional students. WEST VIRGINIA REG 4562 (SN)...
|IL||Signed into law 01/2005||P-12||School Code|
Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code to allow a child with a disability who has completed four years of high sch...
|LA||Emergency Rule Adoption 01/2005||P-12||Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment|
LAC 50:XV.Chapter 71
Establishes emergency rules to promote Health and welfare of Medicaid recipients and to maintain access to Early and Periodic Screening, Dia...
|IL||Signed into law 12/2004||P-12||Speech-Language Pathology License|
Amends the School Code. Amends requirements for a speech-language pathologist who provides speech- language pathology services pursuant to a...
|MI||Signed into law 11/2004||P-12||Special Education and ISDs|
Clarifies and limits duration of intermediate school district millages to fund special education and vocational education; relates to the li...
|MA||Rule Adoption 11/2004||P-12||School Finance Regulations|
603 CMR 10.00
Amends rules to implement changes in the process used to calculated special education reimbursements under the so called 'circuit breaker' p...
|AL||Emergency Rule Adoption 11/2004||P-12||Definitions|
Establishes rules allowing special education services staff employed by the Alabama Department of Education or local school system to provid...
|NJ||Signed into law 10/2004||P-12||School District Scholarship Foundation|
Permits a school district that terminates the operation of a separate school for special education pupils and returns all funds legally uwed...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Special Education: Visually Impaired Pupils|
Creates the Advisory Task Force for Education of Blind and Visually Impaired Pupils to provide input to formulate the most effective policy ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12|
|Special Education Students|
A.B. 1858 (multiple provisions)
Prohibits a licensed children's institution and a residential care facility from requiring, as a condition of admission or residency, that a...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Special Education in Private Schools|
A.B. 1858 (multiple provisions)
Require the Superintendent of Public Instruction to conduct an investigation onsite at any time without prior notice when there is substanti...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Nonpublic Schools Serving Special Education Students|
A.B. 1858 (multiple provisions)
Requires a master contracts with nonpublic, nonsectarian schools for the provision of special education and related services to include that...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Instructional Materials: Electronic Format|
Requires, with exceptions, a publisher that makes basic instructional materials available to a school district in a hard copy format to also...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Funding for Special Needs Students|
A.B. 2525 (multiple provisions)
In provision that adjusts funding for pupils with exceptional needs based on an incidence multiplier for each special education
local plan a...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Autism Resource Center Office|
Establishes within the Department of Developmental Services, an Autism Resource Center office, to serve families by designating a single age...
|IA||Adopted 09/2004||P-12||Requirements for Special Education Endorsements|
282 IAC 15.3
Modifies the requirements for the director of special education. Clarifies the authorization to include the 'director of special education o...
|IA||Adopted 09/2004||P-12||Requirements for Special Education Endorsements|
282 IAC 15.3
Modifies the requirements of the special education consultant. http://www.legis.state.ia.us/Rules/Current/iac/282iac/28215/28215pp7.pdf...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Teacher Credentialing: Internship Programs|
Existing law authorizes the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, until January 1, 2008, to issue district intern credentials authorizing
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Special Education: Mental Health Services|
Relates to referral of a pupil suspected of needing mental health services to a community health service by a local education agency, provid...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Early Intervention Services|
Requires the State Department of Education to conduct a study of the current methods of providing special instruction and other services to ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||School Placement for Special Education Students|
Requires the written decision of a state hearing regarding the school placement of individual with exceptional needs to include the reasons ...
|NY||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Students With Disability Services|
Requires requests for boards of education to furnish services to students with disabilities enrolled in nonpublic schools to be submitted wi...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||Pilot Program: Special Education Teacher Preparation|
Requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to participate in a pilot program, which may include the San Joaquin County Office of Educa...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||Special Education Reimbursement|
Amends the Children With Disabilities Article of the School Code. Provides that reimbursement for individual students with disabilities whos...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||Qualified Teachers|
Provides that if a school district has a shortage of highly qualified teachers, as defined by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, or a sho...
|ME||Rule Adoption 08/2004||P-12||Early Intervention and Special Education for Children|
Establishes rule to allow parents of preschool children with disabilities who are already receiving free appropriate public education (FAPE)...
|MA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12|
|School Building Assistance Program|
Relates to the School Building Assistance Program; provides for grants, investments, trusts and bonds; creates the School Building Authority...
|MS||Rule Adoption 07/2004||P-12||Assessment of Students with Disabilities|
Establishes rules regarding assessment of students with disabilities. Provides that the information contained within the guidelines for test...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Behavioral Interventions|
Provides that a person recognized by the national Behavior Analyst Certification Board as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst qualifies as a ...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Special Education|
Makes various revisions generally conforming State law with federal requirements relating to pupil identification, assessment and eligibilit...
|AL||Emergency Rule Adoption 07/2004||P-12||Individualized Education Program/IEP|
Establishes rules amending language to include the requirements for the Alabama Occupational Diploma. ALABAMA REG 6717 (SN)...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Teacher Credentialing: Special Education|
Authorizes the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to issue a two-year services credential with a specialization in pupil personnel services...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Medicaid Reimbursement to Schools|
Abolishes the Medicaid School-Based Administrative Claiming Trust Fund and provides for direct reimbursement of monies to public school boar...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Special Education: Due Process Hearing|
Provides that the hearing officer may not base a decision solely on nonsubstantive procedural errors in due process hearings, for the resolu...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Special Education|
Specifies that children with exceptionalities enrolled in state-operated facilities and receiving special education services provided by the...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Deaf and Blind School|
Requires the Auditor General to conduct audits of accounts and records of the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind; provides that the schoo...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Special Education Advisory Panel|
Shifts authority for appointing special education advisory panel members from the department of education to the state board. Requires the ...
|MT||Rule Adoption 06/2004||P-12||Special Education|
SPECIAL EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL STAFF QUALIFICATIONS (1) Any teacher providing special education and related services to students with di...
|MS||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Exceptional Children|
Establishes the following provisions pertaining to reimbursement of costs for students with disabilities placed in private facilities:
|MD||Vetoed 05/2004||P-12||State School for the Blind|
Requires local education agencies to notify the parents or guardians of blind or visually impaired children, including children with multipl...
|MN||To governor 05/2004||P-12||Human Services|
Relates to human services; makes changes to licensing provisions; regulates child protection dispositions; clarifies a mental health case ma...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Educational Funding and Property Tax Relief|
The bill provides that by fiscal year 2009-10 the state share of kindergarten to grade 12 education funding, as described by essential progr...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||School for the Blind|
Requires local education agencies to notify the parents or guardians of blind or visually impaired children, including children with multipl...
|WY||Emergency Rule Adoption 05/2004||P-12||Special Education Staffing and Funding|
Adopts rules pertaining to the requirements for adequate special education staffing levels. Adjusts the foundation program formula for speci...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Preschool Handicapped Children|
Amends applicable statutes and instructs the Department of Human Services and the Department of Education to amend rules to clarify that a c...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Positive Behavioral Interventions|
Requires a county board of education and the Board of School Commissioners of Baltimore City to require elementary schools with a suspension...
|MN||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Education|
Relates to education; includes a mental health community representative on a community transition team for youth with disabilities.
|LA||Adopted 04/2004||P-12||Implementation of Children with Exceptionalities Act|
LAC 28:XLIII.373, 449, 517, 519, 904
Adopts rules relating to the removal of the declassified Individualized Education Programs (IEP) and related definitions. Clarifies the resp...
|LA||Adopted 04/2004||P-12||Curricular Design for Exceptional Students|
Repeals rules that address alternate assessment and curricular design for students with disabilities in special schools. Provides consistenc...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Transitioning Students with Disabilities|
Amends Division of Rehabilitation Services in the Department of Education responsibilities with county boards of education about transition ...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Financial and legal responsibility for special|
Relates to financial and legal responsibility for special education students with disabilities placed across jurisdictional lines by social ...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Statute of Limitations on IDEA Violation Administrative Hearings|
Requires that a request for an administrative hearing alleging a violation of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act be com...
|MS||Rule Adoption 04/2004||P-12||Special Education Teacher Unit Methodology Revision|
Amends rules concerning a special education teacher unit methodology revision. Incorporates data retrieved electronically through the Missis...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Developmental Disability Reporting|
This bill, which implements the recommendations of the Maine Developmental Disabilities Council, amends the reporting requirements for the D...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Children With Disabilities|
Provides that an exemption from compulsory attendance student may be granted to 1) a child certified by specified professionals to have a ch...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Exempted Child Care Programs in Schools|
Concerns child care programs; concerns programs exempted from certain provisions; includes professional services rendered for mentally or ph...
|RI||Rule Adoption 03/2004||P-12||Special Education Services|
Establishes rules to provide that every youth in the system with a disability is entitled to free appropriate public education. RHODE ISLAND...
|NY||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Electronic Copies of Instructional Materials|
Requires publishers and manufacturers of instructional materials for students to provide electronic copies of such material for use by disab...
|UT||Vetoed 03/2004||P-12||Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarships|
Creates a program to award scholarships to students with disabilities who attend a private school; specifies criteria for qualifying for a s...
|MA||Rule Adoption 03/2004||P-12||Comprehensive Assessment System Performance Appeals|
603 CMR 30.00
Amends rules relating to the Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) performance appeals process, and incorporates provisions regarding stude...
|AL||Emergency Rule Adoption 03/2004||P-12||Student Assessment Required for High School Diploma|
Allows students with disabilities who fail one portion of the Alabama High School Graduation Exam and meet certain other criteria to receive...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Early Intervention for Deaf Children|
Establishes an advisory council on early interventions for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families....
|NM||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Educational Bill of Rights|
Relates to education; enacts the Deaf and Hard-of- Hearing Children's Educational Bill of Rights....
|SD||Signed into law 02/2004||P-12||Electronic Textbook Versions|
Requires certain school book publishers to provide electronic versions of textbooks suitable for conversion into Braille....
|SD||Signed into law 02/2004||P-12||State Special Education Payment|
Revises the per student allocation for each disability level for the purposes of calculating the payment of state aid to special education....
|MO||Rule Adoption 02/2004||P-12||Individuals with Disabilities Education Act|
5 CSR 70-742.140
Establishes the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is eligible to apply for and receive federal funds under the Individuals wi...
|MO||Rule Adoption 02/2004||P-12||Missouri'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)...
|IL||Bill dead - amendatory veto 11/2003||P-12||Special Educational Funding|
Amends the School Code. Relates to provisions concerning the special educational services block grant for a school district having a populat...
|IL||Total VEto stands 11/2003||P-12||Children with Disabilities Reimbursement|
Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code. Provides administrative expenses incurred by a responsible school district...
|IL||Total Veto stands 11/2003||P-12||Special Education|
Provides that if a child who was eligible to receive special education services while in an orphanage, foster family home, children's child ...
|AR||Rule Adoption 11/2003||P-12||Identifying special education children|
Establishes rules for identifying private school children with disabilities that are consistent with federal regulations. http://www.sosweb....
|AR||Rule Adoption 11/2003||P-12||IDEA Mediation/Hearings|
Establishes rules regarding IDEA mediation and hearings; extends time period for filing grievance; complies with findings and decision of Bi...
|ND||Rule Adoption 11/2003||P-12||Credential Standards|
Establishes rules regarding credential standards. Addresses an applicant for a special education strategist credential must meet the standar...
|LA||Emergency Rule Adoption 10/2003||P-12||Early 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...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2003||P-12||Special Education: Alternative Dispute Resolution|
Requires the state department of education to establish and administer a statewide program of grant funding to support special education loc...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||Hiring Preference for Teachers of Deaf Pupils|
Sets forth criteria for hiring an individual as a certificated employee to instruct deaf pupils at the California School for the Deaf. Estab...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||Special Education|
Relates to special education. Prohibits a hearing officer from rendering a decision resulting in the placement or reimbursement for the plac...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||Special Education Instructional Materials|
Requires publishers to make basic instructional materials more accessible to pupils with disabilities. Requires publishers to facilitate acc...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||Special Education High School Exit Examination|
Requires the superintendent of public instruction to develop a request for a proposal for an independent consultant to assess options and pr...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12||Special Education: Skilled Nursing Facilities|
Extends the requirement that the superintendent of public instruction appropriate moneys to a school district and county superintendent to f...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12||Expulsions; Graduation Requirements; Special Education|
Revises the review day for expulsions; Provides that if a pupil completes algebra coursework in grades 7 or 8, the pupil is not exempt for t...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12||Special Education: Individualized Education|
Requires a school district, special education local plan area, or county office of education to invite to the individualized education progr...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12||Special Education Due Process Rights|
Requires if a public education agency observed the pupil in conducting a special education assessment, or if its assessment procedures make ...
|OR||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||High Cost Disabilities Account|
Creates High Cost Disabilities Account within State School Fund; directs Department of Education to distribute moneys in account to school d...
|CT||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Special Education Funding and Evaluation or Consent; Regional Education Center Funding|
Concerns the general budget and revenue implementation; makes provisions regarding funding for children requiring special education; amends ...
|DE||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Students with Traumatic Brain Injury|
Relates to students with traumatic brain injury (TBI); creates a distinct student disability classification of traumatic brain injury for st...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Advisory Commission on Special Education|
Existing law requires the state board of education, upon recommendation of the superintendent of public instruction or the members of the st...
|OH||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Promotion Provisions|
H.B. 3 -- Third Grade Reading Guarantee
This section specififes that the following options available to districts under the third grad reading guarantee for students who receive a ...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Autism Diagnosis Education Program|
Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration Act to require the Department of Human Services to contract for autis...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Children With Disabilities|
Amends the School Code. Makes provisions regarding the State Board of Education's rules to determine the eligibility of children to receive ...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||School Bus Attendants Training|
Requires school bus attendants to receive training relating to the special needs of pupils with a handicapping condition; provides that in a...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Community District Education Council|
Establishes the community district education council within the New York city community school district system; establishes a community coun...
|AL||Emergency Rule Adoption 07/2003||P-12||Public Education for Children with Disabilities|
AAC 290-8-9-.10 (8) (9) ER 74
Establishes rules regarding the development and implementation of procedures to ensure children with disabilities are provided with a free a...
|RI||To governor 07/2003||P-12||Visually Impaired Children|
Creates a special House commission to promote and develop a comprehensive system of education for visually impaired children....
|ME||Rule Adoption 07/2003||P-12||Parental Consent|
Amends conditions for funding approval for Special Education Programs. Provides a school district will no longer be able to override a paren...
|NH||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Special Education Payments and Ages|
Makes certain revisions to the special education laws; revises procedures for disbursement of catastrophic aid payments to school districts;...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||No Child Left Behind Act|
Requires testing in compliance with the No Child Left Behind Act; states an elementary teaching endorsement is valid for kindergarten to gra...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Special Education Services|
Provides that special classes, separate schooling, or other removal of children with disabilities from the regular educational environment s...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children|
S.P. 193 (LD 553)
Establishes a task force to study the needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing children and adolescents. Establishes membership of task force, appo...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Student with Emotional Disability Eligible for Special Education Services|
S.P. 538 (LD 1577) (omnibus bill)
Includes "emotional disability" as disability rendering a student an exceptional student eligible for special education services.
|ME||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Education Definitions and Programs|
This bill does the following:
1. It adds "emotional disability" to the definition of "exceptional student" in the Maine Revised Statutes, Ti...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Special Education Services|
Currently, Texas law requires a full individual and initial evaluation of a student for purposes of special education services to be complet...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Special Education Students|
Relating to school districts that place an excessive number of students in certain special education instructional arrangements. Requires t...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Students with Dyslexia or a Related Disorder|
Under current law, a school district is entitled to compensatory education funding to provide services to students who are educationally dis...
|NY||Emergency Rule Adoption 06/2003||P-12||Parental Consent for Special Education Services|
NYCRR 8 200.5
Implements regulations by repealing the requirement that a school district initiate an impartial hearing when a parent does not provide cons...
|NY||Adopted 06/2003||P-12||Special Education Space Requirements Plans|
NYCRR Title 8 155.1, 155.2, 155.12, 155.15, 200.2
Amends rules concerning appropriate long-term education space for students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment. NEW YORK ...
|GA||Adopted 06/2003||P-12||Personnel, Facilities, Equipment and Class Size|
Defined guidelines related to the required standard credential for all related service personnel providing educational interpreting for stud...
|GA||Adopted 06/2003||P-12||IDEA Procedural Safeguards/Parents' Rights|
Establishes IDEA procedural safeguards and parents' rights. Removes language that allows local school systems to initiate a due process hear...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12|
|Legislative Committee on Persons with Disabilities|
Establishes the Legislative Committee on Persons with Disabilities; requiring the Department of Human Resources to submit certain reports to...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Special Education Services|
Acknowledges and address special education needs of children in the juvenile justice system. http://www.cga.state.ct.us/asp/cgabillstatus/cg...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Students Receiving Special Education Services|
H.B. 2823 delegates the responsibility of ensuring compliance with federal transition-related requirements to the commissioner of education....
|ME||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Baxter Compensation Program|
S.P. 263 (LP 768)
Concerns the Baxter Compensation Program; addresses confidentiality of claimants and families of victims of abuse at Baxter School for the D...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Education Law|
This act assigns duties appropriately carried out by staff and which are currently assigned to a supervisory union board to the superintende...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Maryland School for the Blind|
Requires each county board of education to annually pay to the Maryland School for the Blind an amount equal to the local share of the basic...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Juvenile Adjudication Proceedings|
Allows the court to order a student with an individual education program to comply with this program as a condition of probation. The court ...
|MD||Rule Adoption 05/2003||P-12||Provision of a Free Appropriate Public Education|
COMAR 13A.05.01.13 thru .16; 13A.05.02.04, .05, .13; 13A.08.04.01 thru .06
Ensures State Regulations are in conformance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Implements standards for student b...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Assessment, Maximum Class size, Instruction, Revenue|
Revises provisions relating to payment of fees for advanced placement tests; revises provision relating to the release of certain test quest...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Special Education Caseload and Class Size Standards|
Requires the State Board of Education to submit a preliminary report prior to February 1, 2004, to apprise the Select Oversight
|TX||Rule Adoption 05/2003||P-12||Basic Education|
37 TAC 91.43
Amends rules concerning basic education. Establishes that the individual case plan developed for each youth address special education or Eng...
|WA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Quality And Availability Of Education|
Ensures the quality and availability of educational interpreters for deaf and hearing impaired students; requires the state board of educati...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||School for the Deaf and Blind|
Concerns operations of the Colorado school for the deaf and blind; provides for a school governing board consisting of seven members appoint...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12|
|Special Education Students|
Deletes requirement that the high school life management skills course be taken at specific grade levels; requires certain test accommodatio...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Special Education Definitions|
Eliminates certain special education definitions to conform to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. http://data.opi.stat...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Filing Grievances|
Extends the period of time for filing grievances under the individuals with disabilities education act from 30 days to 3 years. http://www.a...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Braille Access Act|
Enacts the Braille Act. Requires publishers that print instructional materials for students attending educational institutions to provide, u...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12|
|Accessible Electronic Formats|
Relates to education; provides for accessible electronic formats for individuals with disabilities enrolled in distance learning courses of ...
|MT||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Deaf and Blind Schools Spending Reductions Barred|
Exempts the Montana school for the deaf and blind from spending reductions. http://data.opi.state.mt.us/bills/2003/billhtml/HB0060.htm...
|MT||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Board to Pay If Student with IEP Enrolls at Private, Nonsectarian Day-Treatment Program|
Authorizes a school district to use its tuition fund to pay the costs for a resident student who enrolls in a day-treatment program under an...
|TX||Rule Adoption 03/2003||P-12||Multi-problem Children & Youth|
37 TAC 349.69 thru 349.72
Proposes rules concerning Memoranda of Understanding, with regard to coordinated services for multi-problem children and youth and transitio...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Appeal of Hearing Officer's Decision|
Relates to special education students. When any public agency directly responsible for the education of children with disabilities initiates...
|MT||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Tracking Sensory Impaired Children|
Requires the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind to establish a system for tracking intervention services received by hearing and visually...
|MT||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||School for Deaf and Blind Fees|
Changes the fee for services collected from a public school or other responsible agency by the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind from a ...
|MT||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Montana School for the Deaf and Blind|
Changes the designation of the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind from an independent institution to a state-sponsored special school. ht...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Assessing Special Education Programs|
Part of this Act (21-2-202) establishes statewide guidelines for education staffing levels, to be used in assessing special education progra...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Incarcerated Students with Disabilities|
Definition of a student with disabilities includes a student aged 18 through 21 who is incarcerated in an adult correctional facility and wh...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2003||Postsec.||Postsecondary Education Materials for Disabled|
Requires publishers to provide printed and nonprinted postsecondary instructional materials in an electronic format at no cost to a postseco...
|TX||Adopted 03/2003||P-12||Educational Requirements for Persons Under 22 Years|
40 TAC 19.1934
Amends rules relating to the educational requirements for persons under 22 years of age. Relates to the Memorandum of Understanding concerni...
|WY||Signed into law 02/2003||P-12||Education of Children with Disabilities|
Relates to education of children with disabilities; authorizes program attendance beyond school age as specified. http://legisweb.state.wy.u...
|NY||Emergency Rule Adoption 02/2003||P-12||Individualized Education Programs|
8 NYCRR 200.2, 200.4, 200.16
Establishes emergency rules to ensure the continued compliance of the State and local educational agencies. Requires school districts to est...
|MT||Signed into law 02/2003||P-12||State or Local Education Employee May Be Surrogate Parent to Disabled Child|
Allows an employee of a State or local education agency that is not providing educational services to a child with a disability, to serve as...
|KY||Emergency Rule Adoption 01/2003||P-12||Kentucky Early Intervention Program Coverage and Payment|
911 KAR 2:200E
Establishes emergency rules pertaining to coverage and payment for Kentucky Early Intervention Program services. http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/...
|KY||Adopted 01/2003||P-12||Coverage/Payment/Kentucky Early Intervention Program|
911 KAR 2:200
Establishes rules regarding the provisions relating to early intervention services for which payment shall be made on behalf of eligible rec...
|KY||Emergency Rule Adoption 12/2002||P-12||Early 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...
|MI||Signed into law 12/2002||P-12||Michigan School for the Blind|
Amends the act that provides for the maintenance, management and control of the Michigan School for the Blind. http://www.michiganlegislatur...
|NY||Emergency Rule Adoption 12/2002||P-12||Individualized Education Program|
Establishes emergency rules ensuring that school districts provide teachers, related service providers and other service providers with a co...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2002||P-12||Special Education Disputes|
Requires the Department of Education to establish and administer a statewide program of grant funding to support special education local pla...
|AK||Rule Adoption 09/2002||P-12||Special Education Due Process Hearings|
4 AAC 52.550
Relates to special education due process hearings. Provides that on request the department will provide a record of the hearing findings or ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Prohibits Employee Intimidation|
Prohibits an employee of a school district, county office of education or a special education local plan area from directly or indirectly us...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2002||P-12||Programs that will increase the number of teachers to blind and visually impaired pupil populations|
Requires the Trustees of the California State University to assess the current status of the university's credential programs that prepare t...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Formation of a task force to develop standards for the mastery of the braille code by pupils.|
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to form an advisory task force, with prescribed membership approved by the State Board of ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Disabled Student Out-of-State Placement|
Requires certain interagency agreements to meet the requirement of federal law to ensure a free and appropriate public education. Requires t...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Revises State's Special Education Provisions|
Revises and recasts certain provisions relating to the suspension and expulsion of a pupil with exceptional needs by school districts, count...
|CT||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||State Expenditures (various sections)|
H.B. 6004 (Special Session Act No. 02-7)
Amends the provisions concerning the exemptions of limited English proficient special education students from participation in the state mas...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Training for Bus Drivers|
Requires school bus attendants to receive training relating to the special needs of pupils with a handicapping condition; provides that bus ...
|FL||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Public School Student Progression, Remedial Services, Reporting Requirements|
Shifts responsibility for establishing rules regarding student report cards from state superintendent to state board. Modifies rules relatin...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||IEPs|
Requires that each regular education teacher, special education teacher, assistant, and related service provider responsible for implementin...
|MI||Vetoed 07/2002||P-12||Membership of Department's Special Education Advisory Committee|
Revises membership on the Special Education Advisory Committee in the Department of Education....
|IL||Signed into law 07/2002||P-12||Special Education Teachers|
S.B. 1777, H.B. 4466
Requires the State Teacher Certification Board to categorically certify a special education teacher in one or more specialized categories or...
|TN||Signed into law 07/2002||P-12||Assessing Students With Disabilities|
When a child is referred for assessment or evaluation of a possible disability, such assessment or evaluation must be completed as specified...
|CA||To governor 06/2002||P-12||Rules for Special Ed. Students at Charter Schools|
Clarifies that a charter school is allowed to report average daily attendance to accommodate eligible pupils who require extended year servi...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Special Education Services for Inmates Ages 18-21|
Requires the Department of Education to continue to provide funding for a portion of the education costs associated with prison inmates aged...
|AK||Adopted 06/2002||P-12||Waivers for Special Education Teachers|
4 AAC 12.025 (a)
Waivers are allowed if districts are (A) recruiting through the University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska Teacher Placement program; or
|AZ||Became law without governor's signature 06/2002||P-12||Deficiencies Corrections Deadlines and State Schools for Deaf and Blind|
States that dates by which actions must be completed do not apply to the Arizona state schools for the deaf and the blind. Requires that sch...
|AZ||Became law without governor's signature 06/2002||P-12||Duties of School Facilities Board|
Requires that school building inspection carried out by school facilities board every five years ensure compliance wtih routine preventative...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Major Bill - Assessment Component|
For students who receive special education services, the state board must, through a teacher panel, determine if appropriate alternate asses...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Preference to Child's Birth-3 Service Provider|
Requires school districts that provide early childhood special education to give preference to a child's birth to age 3 service provider whe...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Eligible Facilities Education Task Force|
Establishes the Eligible Facilities Education Task Force; requires the task force to examine the placement of children in eligible families ...
|MO||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing|
Changes the name of the Missouri Commission for the Deaf to the Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Changes membership req...
|CO||Vetoed 05/2002||P-12||Hearing Aids for Children|
Finds that providing hearing aids to hearing impaired children will improve the language development of such children; declares that providi...
|DE||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Autistic Monitoring Review Board|
Requires the Autistic Monitoring Review Board to review at least annually the education of and provision of related services to students wit...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Equivalent Access to Technology for Students with Disabilities|
Defines "computer-based technology" as computer hardware or software used by teachers and students in the delivery of an instructional progr...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Pilot Cooperative Special Education Program|
Establishes three-year pilot project for cooperative programs for low incidence pupils. Establishes an advisory committee to assist in estab...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12|
|Education Code Re-Write: John M. McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities|
Requires districts to notify the parent of a disabled student within 10 school days of the parent's application for a John M. McKay Scholars...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Program for Disabled Adults Discontinued|
Eliminates educational program for disabled adults funded in Workforce development education fund. See bil section 236, page 588, line 7 ff:...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind|
Permits collaboration between Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) and local districts and boards. Allows FSDB to carry forward ...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Informing of Parents of Special Education Services|
Requires local superintendent to apprise parents of disabled students of all services available that are appropriate to child's disability. ...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Special Needs Children and the State School-Based Health Center Policy Advisory Council|
Renames State Coordinating Countil for Residential Placement of Handicapped Children as State Coordinating Council for Children. Adds Maryl...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Finance Overhaul|
Requires that county board financial audit results be reported to state superintendent, county fiscal authority, and specified house and sen...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Placement in Nonpublic Setting and Provision of Wraparound Services|
Defines "wraparound services." States that child in need of special education may be placed in appropriate nonpublic educational setting if ...
|MO||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Provision of Special Education Services|
Specifies that appeal of special education identification, evaluation, placement or provision case where review of the hearing panel's decis...
|LA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Definition of "Resident" for Exceptional Child|
Provides relative to the definition of resident as it applies to a child with an exceptionality. http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/021ES...
|LA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Special Education Hearings and Appeals|
Specifies procedures for hearings and appeals regarding the provision of special education and related services to children with exceptional...
|AL||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services|
Appropriates a certain amount from the Education Trust Fund, Impaired Drivers Trust Fund and Federal and Local Funds to the Department of Re...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Services to Persons with Disabilities|
Relates to vocational rehabilitation programs for persons with disabilities; requires the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to develop a...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Textbooks for Visually Impaired Students|
States intent to ensure to the degree feasible that all students with reading accommodations have textbooks and instructional materials in a...
|WI||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||School for the Deaf|
Changes the name of the Wisconsin School for the Deaf to the Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; specif...
|AL||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Special Education Program Funds|
Appropriates a certain amount from the Education Trust Fund to the State Board of Education for the support and maintenance of special progr...
|NH||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Home District Pays for Special Education Out-Placement|
Relates to liability for educational expenses incurred during placement of any resident or patient, who is capable of being benefited by ins...
|UT||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Upper Age for Services|
Modifies provisions regarding Public Education for students with disabilities by indicating that the education services are available to the...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12|
|Interagency Task Force|
Requires the Director of the Division of Special Education to coordinate an interagency task force to review services and funding sources av...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Elimination of Certain Requirements|
Eliminates certain requirements pertaining to the preparation and implementation of student education plans and student education/occupation...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Medication or Treatment Orders|
Requires a medication or treatment order as a condition for children with life-threatening conditions to attend public schools; defines medi...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Special education services for correctional facility inmates|
SPECIAL EDUCATION-Amends existing law to revise eligibility requirements for special education services provided to adult correctional facil...
|MN||Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 03/2002||P-12||Revenue Allocation and Medical Coverage for Special Education Students|
Relates to human services; modifies consent requirements for billing medical assistance and Minnesota Care for covered individual education ...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Medicaid for Special Education Students|
Requires the Department of Medical Assistance Services to reimburse school divisions providing health-related services to special education ...
|NY||Signed into law 10/2001||P-12||Alternative Formats for Instructional Materials|
Requires every school district and board of cooperative educational services to develop a plan to ensure that all instructional materials to...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2001||P-12||Use of a braille instructional aide|
Chapter No.736, Authorizes a school district, special education local plan area or county office of education to reinforce braille instructi...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2001||P-12||Reimbursement to Public Employees|
Chapter No.215. Deletes the prohibition against reimbursement by the State for special education and related services provided by a nonpubl...
|NJ||Signed into law 07/2001||P-12||Joint Services|
Permits jointure commissions to provide services to school districts including, education of disabled pupils; states when 2 or more boards o...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2001||P-12||Special Education Finance Task Force|
Establishes a task force on special education and school finance; charges said task force with studying and delivery of financing of instruc...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Assisting in completing a functional behavioral assessment,|
Amends the School Code; provides that school social work services may include assisting in completing a functional behavioral assessment, as...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Age groupings, Case Loads|
Limits age ranges of instructional groups to range to a maximum of 36 months for special education purposes; requires state board of educati...
|NJ||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||State Funds for Special Education|
Provides that State funds to provide special education and related services to students enrolled in nonpublic schools may not be included by...
|TN||Became law without governor's signature 06/2001||P-12||Full Federal Funding Resolution|
Relates to Congress; urges fully funding federal commitment to Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)....
|TN||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Full Funding for Special Education|
Urges the President and the United states Congress to increase federal funds for special education to the share level authorized by the Indi...
|LA||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Hearings and Appeals for Special Education Students|
Provides procedural safeguards with respect to children with exceptionalities; to provide relative to procedures for hearings and appeals re...
|TX||Became law without governor's signature 05/2001||P-12||Restraint and Time Out|
Requires the commissioner to adopt procedures for the use of restraint and time-out by a school district employee or volunteer or an indepen...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Discipline of Special Education Students|
Any disciplinary action regarding a student with disabilities that would constitute a change in placement under federal law may only occur a...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12|
Appropriates $ 27,931,118 to the Department of Education as an emergency appropriation for special education costs as a result of the Felix...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Teach blindness skills to individuals 55 and older|
Makes an appropriation for teachers to teach blindness skills to individuals 55 and older with severe visual impairment or blindness....
|FL||Signed into law 05/2001||Postsec.||John M. McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program|
2001-82., Creates the John M. McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program; provides for eligibility; establishes obligations o...
|KY||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Suspension of Special Education Students|
Relates to exceptional children and youth; clarifies a change in educational placement occurs if, due to a suspension, an exceptional child ...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Review of Regulations Related to Student Restraints|
Resolve No. 9., (LD 22) Provides for legislative review of the regulations of the Department of Education governing timeout rooms, therapeut...
|MS||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Special Education Requirements|
Relates to the education of exceptional children; defines certain terms relating to the education of such children; requires the state to pr...
|MS||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Occupational Diplomas for Special Education Students|
Authorizes the State Board of Education to develop and issue criteria for an occupational diploma for students with disabilities....
|NE||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Special Education Funding Component|
Section 37 of LB 797 allows Class I school districts to amend the general fund budget of expenditures after October 15th of each year for sp...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Professional Development|
From bill analysis: The number of special education students included in the mainstream classroom has steadily increased over the last twent...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Special Education Services Cost Sharing|
Relates to special education services cost sharing; states the Commissioner of Education and the Secretary of Human Services shall present t...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Standards for Teachers, Administrators|
Relates to elementary and secondary education provisions addressed in the creation of North Dakota Century Code; relates to administration, ...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Definition of Disability|
"Student with disabilities" means an individual who is at least three years of age but who
has not reached the age of twenty-one before Sept...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Reimbursement to Parent for Special Education Services|
Alters the conditions under which a county board is not required to reimburse a parent or guardian for certain tuition or related costs for ...
|MN||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Related to Federal Government Funding of 40 Percent of Special Education|
, Memorializes the President and Congress to carry through their pledge to fund 40 percent of special education costs....
|MT||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Revision of Base Aid To Include Percentage of Special Education Allowance|
Amends the definition of base aid to include a percentage of the special education allowable cost payment; amends definition of maximum gene...
|NM||Vetoed 04/2001||P-12||Medicaid in Schools|
Senate Bill 432 amends the Public School Code as follows: Creates an Office of Medicaid in the Schools in the state department. Creates a ...
|OR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Billing related to special education services|
Directs the Department of Education to bill resident school district for children who receive certain special education services....
|AZ||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Special Ed. Students Rights|
Relates to special education; permits adult disabled pupils to execute a delegation of rights regarding their education....
|AR||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Braille Materials Available to Students|
Provides instructional materials to disabled students in a format that is compatible with commonly used braille translation and speech synth...
|MT||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Fixed Limits for Special Education Funding|
Revises the special education funding formula to establish fixed limits for distribution of the state's total special education allocation; ...
|OR||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Special Education Costs|
Directs Department of Education to recover costs of certain special education programs from State School Fund....
|SD||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Extraordinary Cost Fund|
Expands the uses of the Special Education Extraordinary Cost Fund....
|SD||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Residency for Special Education Services|
Revises school district residency for the purposes of special education; revises the distribution of state aid to special education....
|VA||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Parent Rights Concerning Special Education|
Relates to publication of procedure for changing special education placements. Directs the Board of Education to publicize and disseminate, ...
|WY||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Preschoolers with Disabilities|
Relates to preschool education for children with disabilities; modifies the distribution of federal funds available to the state for prescho...
|NY||Vetoed 12/2000||P-12||Instructional Materials in Alternative Formats|
Develops a plan to ensure that every student in a school district with a disability who needs instructional materials in alternative formats...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2000||P-12||Assessment of Special Education Students|
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop, and the State Board of Education to adopt, performance goals for individuals w...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2000||P-12||Developmentally Disabled Students and Policymaking.|
Requires the organization of Area Boards establish the Partners in Policymaking Program by July 15, 2001. The purpose of the program would b...
|Braille Reading Material|
Requires instruction in braille to be provided to each pupil who is functionally blind unless the individualized education program team dete...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Counseling for Deaf and Hearing-Impaired|
Makes existing provisions which require the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to issue a 2-year services credential with a specialization ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Special Education and Due Process Hearings|
Relates to Special Education. Requires, subject to an appropriation for those purposes in the annual Budget Act or any other measures, the S...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2000||P-12||Curriculum Materials Made Available|
Makes available to all elementary schools in the state suitable curriculum materials to aid in the instruction of pupils in the understandin...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2000||P-12||Updating Regulations for Special Education Students|
Requires the State Department of Education to review and make recommendations to the state board regarding any needed updates to regulations...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2000||P-12||Services to Visually Impaired|
Makes provision with respect to providing appropriate educational services to students who are visually impaired including using instruction...
|AZ||Approved by voters 07/2000||P-12||Disabled Students|
PROPOSITION 101 (HCR 2004) Revises the textual terminology in the State Constitution of Arizona, relating to voter qualification/disqualific...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2000||P-12|
Chapter No. 67; Authorizes foster family agencies, with jurisdiction over currently enrolled or former pupils, to access records of grades a...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2000||P-12||Charter Schools dealing with Special Ed. Students|
Chapter No. 88; Prohibits the denial of a petition for the establishment of a charter school based on the actual or potential costs of servi...
|RI||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature 07/2000||Postsec.||transition of students with disabilities|
Amends the composition of the Transition Council by adding a representative from one of the regional education collaboratives.Transition fro...
|RI||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature 07/2000||P-12|
|Transition Council Membership|
Relates to education; pertains to children with disabilities; amends the composition of the Transition Council by adding a representative fr...
|NY||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Payments to Medical Centers for Serving Preschool Students with Handicaps|
Authorizes medical assistance payments to certain clinics or diagnostic and treatment centers for services they render to preschool children...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Assessing Students with Disabilities|
Urges Department of Education to modify and revise portfolio assessment piloted for evaluating students with disabilities who do not partici...
|HI||Vetoed 06/2000||P-12||Creates Autism Center|
Establishes the Hawaii Autism Center of Excellence within the University of Hawaii....
|IL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Changes in Special Education|
Public Act No. 91-784., Provides that the provision (Article of the School Code) requiring the assignment of a surrogate parent for educatio...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Blind Babies Program|
, Relates to children; creates a Blind Babies Program; provides for early-intervention education for certain children who are blind or visua...
|IL||Passed 06/2000||P-12||Certification of Special Education Teachers|
Directs the state board to refrain from implementing any new system for the certification of special education teachers until January 1, 200...
|MI||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Visually Impaired Pupils|
Public Act 129, Relates to special education; regards visually impaired pupils; provides for braille literacy provisions for visually impair...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||State Funding for Special Education|
Provides that state funding of special education programs for children with disabilities be increased so that, by the 2005-06 fiscal year, t...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Surrogate Parents|
Expands responsibilities of surrogate parents appointed by Education Commissioner to represent children who may require special education in...
|WI||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Eligible Ages for Special Education|
Relates to the eligible ages for special education; provides that an individual with a disability must be between the ages of three and 21 y...
|WI||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Modifies Definition of Parent|
Parent" means any of the following: biological parent; husband who has consented to the artificial insemination of his wife; male who is pre...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Establishes Braille Literacy Advisory Council|
Establishes a Braille Literacy Advisory Council to review braille literacy and assess availability of services to school children, collect d...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Modification of Oversight of School for the Deaf|
Public Law No. 775, (LD 2690); Changes the governance system and the educational programs of the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf; amends...
|MN||Signed by governor 05/2000||P-12|
Creates an exception to a provision in MS 125A.15 which generally makes the nonresident district in which the child is placed responsible fo...
|MN||Signed by governor 05/2000||P-12||Special Education Excess Cost Aid|
Decreases a district's threshold to qualify for excess cost aid from 4.4 percent to 4.36 percent of general education revenue, beginning in ...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Special Education|
Clarifies the definition of special education services; permits the cost of special education services to be a factor in considering how to ...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Legal Action|
(LD 1620)Allows any person who was a student at the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf between 1974 and 1998 to bring an action against the...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Advisory Council on ADHD|
Establishes an Advisory Council on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; provides for the membership, chairman, and staff of the advisor...
|LA||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Assistive Techology|
Specifies that local educational agencies are not responsible for replacing or repairing lost, stolen, or misused assistive technology devic...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Emotional Disability|
Public Law No. 721., (LD 2593)Extends the use of emotional disability as an identifying factor in the identification of exceptional children...
Changes provisions relating to budgets, beginner grade entrance document requirements, the enrollment option program, reorganization plan he...
|NH||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Education for the Deaf|
Establishes a commission on the education of the deaf to study issues related to the status of education and support services for the deaf i...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Special Education Changes|
Relates to special education; makes numerous changes to the statutes relating to special education; defines the term foster parent; modifies...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Recognition for Full Inclusion|
Direct the State Department of Education to provide an annual recognition program for schools for providing full inclusion of children with ...
|NE||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Special Education Finance|
This bill clarifies several aspects of how students, spacificly Special Ed. students, are to be treated in the state. It clarifies that spe...
|IL||Adopted 03/2000||P-12||New Special Education Teacher Certification Rules|
Beginning January 1, 2003 the state of Illinois will have a new system for certifying Special Education teachers. Teachers will have to be ...
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Special Education, Alternative Education|
Relates to elementary and secondary education; changes certain provisions regarding special instructional assistance programs for students w...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Special Education|
The legislation deals with the transfer of a special education student from a resident district to a nonresident district. Under previous l...
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Omnibus Bill - Special Eduation Class Size Component|
The new class sizes are funded as follows:
Category I Special Education - 1:8
Category II Special Education - 1:6.5
Category III Special ...
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Omnibus Bill - Early Intervention and Special Education Students|
There is created an Early Intervention Program in kindergarten and a Primary Grades Early Intervention Program in grades 1-3. These programs...
|MD||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Ages Eligible for Special Education|
Extends the time through which a child is eligible for special education and related services to the end of the school year in which the chi...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Special Education Funding|
Allows certain children to be included as a level 2, 3, 4, or 5 disability for the purpose of calculating special education state aid....
|UT||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Assistive Technology Purchases|
Relates to individuals with disabilities; provides a specified appropriation to the State Office of Rehabilitation to purchase assistive tec...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Special Education|
Relates to public schools; modifies special education definitions and rules to be adopted by the State Board of Education; modifies provisio...
|KY||Signed into law 02/2000||P-12||Early Childhood Special Education|
Relates to the Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; provides that rights for infants, toddlers, and parents served by the St...