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Special Education--Federal Law/Regulations


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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

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State Status/Date Level Summary
HISigned into law 07/2014P-12Upper Statutory Age for Youth with Disabilities
S.B. 2134
Requires public schools to provide special education services to special needs students aged 20 to 21. In so doing, brings statute into compliance with the requirements of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/s...

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ILSigned into law 08/2013P-12Provision of Special Education Services
H.B. 1446
Repeals provision requiring that special education services be provided no later than the beginning of the next school semester following the completion of identification, evaluation, and placement procedures. Requires that special education and related servic...

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NYSigned into law 06/2012P-12Extending Provisions Regarding Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004
A.B. 9906
Extends certain provisions relating to the implementation of the federal individuals with disabilities education improvement act of 2004 to June 30, 2015 (previously to expire June 30, 2012). http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A09906&term=&Summar...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Parental Rights and Special Education
H.B. 153 - Parental Rights and Special Education
Directs the department of education to develop a document that compares a parent's and child's rights under Chapter 3323 of the Ohio code and the Individuals with Disabilities Act (20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq.) with the parent's and child's rights under the Jon Pete...

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HISigned into law 06/2011P-12Special Education Students in Private Schools or Placements
S.B. 1284
Authorizes the Department of Education (DOE) to monitor students with disabilities who are placed, at DOE's expense, at private schools or placements. Require private schools or placements to allow the department of education access to exercise its authority t...

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CTSigned into law 05/2010P-12Special Education - Applied Behavior Analysis
H.B. 5425
Reconstitutes the State Advisory Council for Special Education by reducing the number of members to make it consistent with federal law; on and after July 1, 2012, requires a local or regional board of education that is responsible for providing special educat...

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MDSigned into law 05/2010P-12Individualized Education Program - Notice to Parents
S.B. 540
Requires appropriate school personnel to provide copies of specified documents relating to the development of an individualized education program for a child with a disability to the parents of the child within 5 business days after a meeting between the child...

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NYAdopted 08/2008P-12Special 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 appropriately qualified, and establishes procedures for when a district receives a request for referral of a student for...

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

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HISigned into law 06/2008P-12Due Process Hearings
S.B. 2004
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 ninety days to two years when the request is for reimbursement of costs of a child's placement. Provides that no later tha...

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CASigned into law 10/2007P-12Special education
A.B. 1663
Relates to existing law which establishes the right of individuals with exceptional needs to receive free public education and ensures the right to special instruction and related services needed to meet their unique needs. Makes various revisions conforming s...

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NYSigned into law 07/2007P-12Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act
S.B. 6361
The following provisions are effective until June 30, 2009:

Relates to implementation of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004; revises provisions of existing law relating to the providing of special education and individ...

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LAAdopted 10/2006P-12Compliance Monitoring Procedures
LAC 28:XCI.107, 109, and 309 (Bulletin 1922_
Reverts back to having the state board rather than the state superintendent withhold federal funds under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) when continuing noncompliance with IDEA is noted in a local school district. Pages 58-59 of 133: htt...

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NYSigned into law 07/2006P-12IDEA Implementation
S.B. 8355
Enacts temporary transitional legislation to implement the federal individuals with disabilities education improvement act of 2004....

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MORule Adoption 08/2005P-12Individuals 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 with Disabilities Education Act Part B for the provision of special education and related services to eligible children an...

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NY(H) AMENDED ON THIRD READING 06/2005P-12
H.B. 2168
Relates to the use of certain federal funds for preschool grants for children with disabilities.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A02168&sh=t...

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HISigned into law 06/2005P-12
S.B. 1643
Clarifies definitions of "new century charter schools" and "public schools". Requires charter school plans to include a plan for identifying, recruiting, and retaining highly-qualified instructional faculty. Requires a charter school's governance structure to ...

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CASigned into law 07/2004P-12Special Education
A.B. 152
Makes various revisions generally conforming State law with federal requirements relating to pupil identification, assessment and eligibility, individual education program development, including notice, representation and hearing procedures and requirements, m...

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KYSigned into law 04/2004P-12Statute of Limitations on IDEA Violation Administrative Hearings
S.B. 115
Requires that a request for an administrative hearing alleging a violation of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act be commenced within three years after the cause of action accrued. This three-year limit does not apply if the eligible paren...

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ARRule Adoption 11/2003P-12Identifying special education children
ADE 154
Establishes rules for identifying private school children with disabilities that are consistent with federal regulations. http://www.sosweb.state.ar.us/elections/elections_pdfs/register/nov-03/005.19.03-006.pdf...

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ARRule Adoption 11/2003P-12IDEA Mediation/Hearings
ADE 155
Establishes rules regarding IDEA mediation and hearings; extends time period for filing grievance; complies with findings and decision of Birmingham v. Omaha School District, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit. http://www.sosweb.state.ar.us/elections/electi...

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MTSigned into law 04/2003P-12Special Education Definitions
S.B. 76
Eliminates certain special education definitions to conform to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. http://data.opi.state.mt.us/bills/2003/billhtml/SB0076.htm...

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12Special Education and Due Process Hearings
A.B. 2321
Relates to Special Education. Requires, subject to an appropriation for those purposes in the annual Budget Act or any other measures, the State Department of Education to select and allocate funds to 3 special education local plans areas to implement a 3 year...

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CASigned into law 08/2000P-12IDEA Compliance
S.B. 1843
Authorizes the Superintendent of Public Instruction to withhold, in whole or in part, state funds or federal funds allocated under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act from a district, special education local plan area or county office after reasona...

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