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Special Education--Finance


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State Status/Date Level Summary
TNSigned into law 05/2014P-12
Postsec.
Report on Scholarship for Deaf Students.
S.B. 2355
Requires the state board of education to report on the use of the scholarship fund for deaf students graduating from the Tennessee school for the deaf and the amount of moneys in the fund and expended for scholarships by November 1, 2014, with an update of the...

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NESigned into law 04/2014P-12Expands Reimbursement for Special Education Services
L.B. 276
LB 276 allows schools to seek Medicaid reimbursement for a broader array of services delivered to Medicaid-eligible special education students and creates a distribution formula to allow schools to receive a portion of the federal reimbursement through Medicai...

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WASigned into law 04/2014P-12Education Budget - Instructional Hours
S.B. 6002
From Legislative Budget Notes publication:
24 CREDIT GRADUATION REQUIREMENT - Chapter 4, Laws of 2013, 2nd sp.s., Partial Veto (3ESSB 5034), established an implementation schedule for a requirement that school districts increase instructional hours from an av...

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NESigned into law 04/2014P-12Limits Special Education Appropriations
L.B. 974
One provision of this billspecifies that gor fiscal year 2014-15 and each fiscal year thereafter, the aggregate amount of General Funds appropriated for special education programs
and support services may not exceed the aggregate amount of General Funds approp...

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SDSigned into law 03/2014P-12Revise State Aid to Special Education Formula
S.B. 38
Sets allocations for FY2014 for students with a disability as follows: level one disability $4,800.57; level two disability $11,801.45; level three disability $15,688.59; level four disability $14,008.12; level five disability $21,210.57; and level six disabil...

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SDSigned into law 03/2014P-12State Special Education Funding Defintions
H.B. 1031
Requires the Department of Education to use the definition of autism spectrum disorder contained in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, published by the American Psychiatric Association to define autistic spectrum disorder...

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

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FLSigned into law 06/2013P-12Reimbursement of Charter Schools for Federal Funds
S.B. 1108 - Reimbursement of Charter Schools for Federal Funds
Provides that unless otherwise mutually agreed to by the charter school and its sponsor, the sponsor must reimburse the charter school each month for all invoices submitted by the charter school for federal funds available to the sponsor for the benefit of the...

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MTSigned into law 04/2013P-12Funding for Special Needs Students
S.B. 191
SB 191 clarifies that tuition and transportation fund levies can be used to pay for day-treatment costs for a child under an approved individualized education program (IEP). It is assumed that any other revenues deposited in the tuition and transportation fund...

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PASigned into law 04/2013P-12Special Education Finance
H.B. 2
Establishes a Special Education Funding Commission and providing for special education funding for student achievement and instruction of eligible students, special education funding
for eligible students with disabilities and special education accountability....

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NMSigned into law 04/2013P-12Public Peace, Health, Safety & Welfare Special Education Funding
H.B. 628
Makes appropriations of up to $20 million in FY13 and up to $16.0 million in FY14 to the Public Education Department if amounts included in the 2012 and 2013 general appropriation acts are insufficient to meet the maintenance of effort (MOE) requirements of ID...

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SDSigned into law 03/2013P-12Expenditures for Early Learning Services and Revised Provisions for State Aid to Special Education
S.B. 15
Allows for up to fifteen percent of the local need may be used to develop and implement coordinated, early intervening services for K-12 students who need additional academic and behavioral interventions to succeed in a general education environment to prevent...

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NYVetoed 07/2012P-12Cultural Considerations in Special Education Placement, Tuition Reimbursement
S.B. 7722
Requires that the determination of appropriate educational programs and placements for a student with a disability include, upon the parent's request, a determination of the child's ability to learn in any given educational environment. Requires that such dete...

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CASigned into law 06/2012P-12Appropriations and Reappropriations
S.B. 1016 - Appropriations and Reappropriations
From section 56 of bill summary: Reduces by various amounts appropriations made for supplemental school counseling, special education, partnership academies, instructional support to help pupils pass the high school exit examination, English language tutoring ...

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NYIssued 04/2012P-12Establishing the New NY Education Reform Commission
E.O. No. 44
Establishes the New NY Education Reform Commission to provide guidance and advice to the governor on education policy, performance, and innovation. Directs the commission to study the best national and international public education models and best practices t...

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MNSigned into law 04/2012P-12Billing Procedures for Students with Temporary Disabilites
H.F. 2949
Extends nonresident special education billing procedures to students without a disability with a short term or temporary physical or emotional illness or disability in a temporary placement, and to students in residential facilities, including detention center...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12Charter School Administrative Fee
H.B. 5101 - Charter School Administrative Fee
From bill analysis: Reduces the 5% charter school administrative fee charged by school districts for schools that have an exceptional student enrollment that is 75% or greater of the total school enrollment. Bases the fee for affected schools on unweighted FTE...

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NYSigned into law 03/2012P-12Tuition Payments for Children Attending State-Supported Schools for the Deaf and Blind
A.B. 9057 - Tuition Payments for Children Attending State-Supported Schools for the Deaf and Blind
Part A, Sections 12-a and 12-c: Provides that for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years, tuition for students enrolled in state-supported schools for the deaf or blind must be charged to the student's district of residence at the time of admission or readmissio...

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CASigned into law 07/2011P-12Funds 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 of education for special education instruction. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_0101-0150/ab_108_bill_2...

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NCVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2011P-12Funds for Children with Disabilities
H.B. 200 - Funds for Children with Disabilities
Directs the state board to allocate additional funds for children with disabilities on the basis of $3,585.88 per child. Requires that each local school administrative unit receive funds for the lesser of (i) all children who are identified as children with di...

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COSigned into law 05/2011P-12Special Education Definitions, Placement and Funding
H.B. 1277
Revises special education statutes. Expands definition of children with disabilities to include conditions such as autism and serious emotional disability, and ages birth through two years. Clarifies that "educational placement" means providing services along ...

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NYSigned into law 03/2011P-12Schools 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 any of the state's schools for the deaf. Provides that the amount of tuition paid by the district is eligible for reimbu...

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NYSigned into law 03/2011P-12Reimbursement 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 district. Chapter 58 http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=S02808&Summary=Y&Memo=Y&Text=Y...

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SDSigned into law 03/2011P-12Special Education Funding
S.B. 192
Revise certain allocations for disabilities in the state aid for special education formula.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2011/Bills/SB192ENR.pdf...

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SDSigned into law 03/2011P-12Special Education Finance
H.B. 1249
An Act toauthorize a carryover of the fiscal year 2011 state aid to special education appropriation to fiscal year 2012.
Notwithstanding the provisions of 4-8-19 and 13-37-40, any unencumbered funds appropriated from the general fund by subdivision (3) of ...

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CASigned into law 06/2010P-12Full Funding for IDEA
A.J.R. 31
Respectfully memorializes the Congress and the President of the United States to enact one of the bills pending before Congress that would fully fund the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/asm/ab_0001-...

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KSSigned into law 04/2010P-12Special Education Finance
S.B. 359
Amends the special education catastrophic state aid law by requiring that any federal or state special education aid be deducted when computing the entitlement for catastrophic aid, beginning in the 2009-2010 school year. The bill increased the threshold for d...

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NESigned into law 04/2010P-12Revises Special Education Funding
L.B. 1087
Changes provisions relating to payment for educational services; defines and redefines terms under the Special education Act; relates to determinations of a student's resident district.
http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/Current/PDF/Slip/LB1087.pdf...

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SDSigned into law 02/2010P-12Finance
H.B. 1020
Authorizes the transfer of certain special education funds to other funds under certain conditions; provides that in any fiscal year in which a school district is allocated federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act funds greater than the allocation r...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12Facilities and Special Needs Students
S.B. 334
Relates to the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act, which requires the state allocation board to allocate funding to school districts for school facilities and requires the board to determine the maximum total new construction grant eligibility of an applica...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12Reimbursement for Eligible Services
A.B. 1540
Extends to 2013 provision requiring the department to amend the Medicaid state plan with respect to the billing option for services by local educational agencies to ensure that schools are reimbursed for all
eligible services that they provide that are not pre...

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NYSigned into law 08/2009P-12Residential Care Off-Site Facility Demonstration Project
A.B. 6818
Creates a residential care off-site facility demonstration project to assess reimbursement methodologies and delivery methods in conjunction with the provision of physical, occupational and speech therapy and related education services provided by a licensed p...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Special Education--Personnel, Costs, Instruction in Home or Hospital
H.B. 1190
Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code. Amends job titles defined under staff working on behalf of children who have not been identified as eligible for special education and for eligible children with physical disabilities, including...

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

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

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Taxing District to Jointly Fund Special Education Services
H.B. 1 - Section 3313.83
Authorizes two or more school boards in a county with a population greater than 1,200,000 to create a regional student education district (special taxing district) to fund special education and behavioral health services for students and their immediate famili...

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UTAdopted 07/2009P-12Special Needs Scholarships Procedures
R277-602
Increases requirements related to notifying parents of students with IEPs about the availability of Carson Smith special needs scholarships to attend eligible private schools. Adds new language requiring eligible private schools that change ownership to submit...

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MOSigned into law 07/2009P-12Finance
S.B. 291--Education Funding
Modifies the elementary and secondary education funding formula. Beginning on July 1, 2010 moneys derived from the passage of Prposition A will be deposited into the Classroom Trust Fund and distributed to school districts in that manner. Act modifies the def...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Special 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 available to districts to help cover the cost of serving students with disabilities. Provides eligible districts are those with...

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IDSigned into law 05/2009P-12Special Education
S.B. 1233
Directs that references to the Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind shall mean the Bureau of Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind and locates the Bureau's budget within the Educational Support Program Division of Children's Programs. Chapter 326
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WASigned into law 04/2009P-12Special Education
H.B. 1155
Relates to Medicaid reimbursement; repeals provisions relating to billing for medical services provided through special education programs. Chapter 73
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2009-10/Pdf/Bills/Session%20Law%202009/1155.SL.pdf...

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IDSigned into law 04/2009P-12Special Education
S.B. 1074
Repeals certain provisions relating to the State School for the Deaf and the Blind; provides for moneys to go to any school for the deaf and the blind operated by the State Bureau of Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind; establishes the Bureau for t...

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SDSigned into law 03/2009P-12special education
S.B. 190
Revises allocations for disabilities in the state aid for special education formula.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2009/Bills/SB190ENR.pdf...

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NYAdopted 10/2008P-12Special 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 with a disability who is parentally placed in a nonpublic school....

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ILSigned into law 08/2008P-12Residential Programs
S.B. 2042
Amends the School Code and the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Distinguishes funding provisions for students in residential programs who are not eligible for special education services and funding provisions for students with disabilities who are in residential pr...

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NYSigned into law 07/2008P-12Student with Disabilities in Homeschool Program
A.B. 11463
Provides that solely for purposes of providing services to special education students and the computation of state aid, a student with disabilities in a homeschool program must be considered a nonpublic school student eligible to receive services as such, prov...

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RISigned into law 07/2008P-12Students with Disabilities
H.B. 7715
Excerpt: (b) Notwithstanding any other federal or state law or regulation, the school committee where a parentally placed child who has or develops a disability in private school resides, shall provide the child with the same free and appropriate education as ...

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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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KSSigned into law 05/2008P-12School Finance
S.B. 531
Provides that a student enrolled in a district and attending both a non-virtual school and a virtual school must be counted as that proportion of one pupil (to the nearest one-tenth) that the student's attendance at the non-virtual school bears to full-time at...

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WISigned into law 04/2008P-12State Reimbursement for Special Educational Services by Certain Employees
A.B. 906
Directs the department of public instruction to determine the average percentage of work time of school nurses, social workers, psychologists and counselors that is spent providing services to students with disabilities. The department must issue rules establi...

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SDSigned into law 02/2008P-12Special education finance
H.B. 1045
Revises provisions related to the calculation of state aid to special education; includes a cognitive disability; provides for nonresident students in the care and custody of a state agency....

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ILSigned into law 01/2008P-12Special Education Funding
H.B. 4148
Guarantees that school districts will receive at least as much special education funding in the 2007-08 school year and each year thereafter as they did in the 2006-07 school year. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/95/HB/PDF/09500HB4148lv.pdf...

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CASigned into law 10/2007P-12Special education finance
S.B. 418
Requires the auditor of a county whose Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund (ERAF) contains excess funds to apportion funds sufficient to cover not more than 50% of the amount determined to a special education local plan area (SELPA) for the funding of out-of...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12District Expenditures on Special Education
H.B. 1030
Provides that the state board of education's annual report to the general assembly and governor must include the total expenditures made by districts on special education services, including net special education expenditures over receipts received. Directs ca...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Special Education Classes for Wards of the State
S.B. 398
Amends the School Code regarding special education classes for children from orphanages, foster family homes, children's homes, or in-state housing units. Provides that subject to appropriation, school districts must be reimbursed for the eligible costs of edu...

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NYSigned into law 08/2007P-12Hearing on Appropriateness of Placement
A.B. 5396
From bill analysis: Provides that, in an impartial hearing concerning services provided to students with disabilities, the burden of proof must be on the district or state agency and not on the student's parent, except that a parent seeking unilateral tuition ...

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ILAdopted 07/2007P-12Task Force to Study Special Education Finance
H.J.R. 24
Creates a task force to study special education funding needs and to make recommendations as to how the state can increase special education funding and ease the financial burden on school districts. Provides for the membership of the task force; provides that...

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RISigned into law 07/2007P-12Funding for Special Education Students in Career/Technical Charters
H.B. 6128
Permits any career/technical charter public schools which enroll special education students from outside the school district with verifiable Individual Education Plans to receive from the sending district the average per pupil special education cost of the sen...

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VTSigned into law 06/2007P-12Controlling Costs While Maintaining Quality
H.B. 526
Provides for a slight rollback in property tax assessments for this year and would place a cap on property evaluations in the future. In addition, requires studies that look at: high-spending school districts, special education cost and the feasibility of ado...

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VTSigned into law 06/2007P-12Misc. Provisions
S.B. 93
Amends provisions regarding joint contract school districts, genders and dates of birth of pupils, base contract amounts, K-12 tuition agreement terms, transportation assistance for technical education, salaries, school budgets, property tax revenue and rates,...

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KSSigned into law 05/2007P-12Autism Task Force
S.B. 138
Establishes the Autism Task Force. Directs the task force to study and conduct hearings on the issues relating to, the needs of and services available for persons with autism including:
(1) The re-alignment of state agencies that provide services for children...

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MNSigned into law 05/2007P-12Adjustment 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 maintenance of effort must be reduced by the amount that must be paid to the federal government due to the shortfall. The commi...

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AKAdopted 02/2007P-12SPECIAL EDUCATION INTENSIVE SERVICES
4 AAC 52.700, .790
Amends rules concerning special education intensive services.Clarifies the criteria used to determine intensive special education fundingunder statute, and clarify certain definitions regarding this determination. ALASKA 3402...

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OHSigned into law 12/2006P-12Access 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 circumstances, including to respond to an appeal from a school district or school for verification of the accuracy of the studen...

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GAAdopted 11/2006P-12Grant Programs--Terminations and Submissions
GAC 160-1-4-.01, .17, .48, .53, .60, .85, .100, .124, .127, .129,.175, .187, .191, .195, .198, .202, .236, .257, .259, .264, .268, .269
Terminates various grant programs within the state board of education. Creates low incidence grant program to provide funds to districts that do not earn sufficient state dollars to employ a teacher for a specific low incidence area of disability. Creates cont...

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NYVetoed 07/2006P-12Tuition for Special Education and Special Act School Districts
S.B. 5114
Authorizes the inclusion of surplus factor in the determination of tuition for special education and special act school districts; directs the commissioner of education to develop a multi-year tuition setting methodology for special education and special act s...

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HISigned into law 06/2006P-12Department of Education Federal Revenue Maximization Program Revolving Fund
H.B. 2961
Creates a revolving fund for the collection and disbursement of generated revenue to support the administration and operations of the department of education federal revenue maximization program and for medicaid-eligible services provided by the department.
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AZSigned into law 06/2006P-12Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
H.B. 2676
Establishes a funded state program of scholarships for pupils with disabilities; provides such students with the option of attending or receiving a scholarship to any qualified school of the pupil's choice; provides that notwithstanding prescribed enrollment p...

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MISigned into law 06/2006P-12Cost of Due Process Hearings
S.B. 1184
Specifies that, beginning July 1, 2006, the board of a local school district or other public agency responsible for providing programs or services to a child with a disability would be responsible for 75% of the costs of providing a due process hearing.
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MESigned into law 05/2006P-12Special 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 child development services system to achieve efficiencies of cost and effectiveness of childhood special education prog...

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VTSigned into law 05/2006P-12
Postsec.
Disabled Adult Children and College Students on Medical Leave
S.B. 285
Relates to coverage of disabled adult children and college students on medical leave; requires a health insurance plan that covers dependent children who are full-time college students beyond the age of 18 to include coverage for a dependent's medically necess...

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KSAdopted 05/2006P-12Federal Role in State
S.C.R. 1618
Memorializes the President and Congress to make a serious commitment to improving the quality of the nation's public schools by substantially increasing its funding for the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the Higher Education Act, the...

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SDSigned into law 02/2006P-12Special Education Funding
H.B. 1025
Revises state aid to special education; provides for a special education levy percentage per dollars of valuation.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2006/bills/HB1025enr.pdf...

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ORSigned into law 08/2005P-12High Cost Disabilities Account
H.B. 2450
Establishes within the State School Fund a High Cost Disabilities Account. Each fiscal year, the department of education is to distribute moneys from the account to school districts as high cost disabilities grants. A school district may receive moneys from th...

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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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MARe-enacted by the Senate 07/2005P-12Maximizing federal reimbursement for children with autism
H.B. 4177

The secretary of health and human services shall, within three months of the effective date of this Act, apply to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for a home and community-based services waiver under section 1915(c) of the federal Social...

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ILSigned into law 07/2005P-12Tuition Paid for Special Education
H.B. 728
Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code. Provides that the reimbursement of a school district for the amount of paid tuition of a child attending a non-public school or special education facility, public out-of-State school, or county ...

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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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FLSigned into law 05/2005P-12Medicaid
S.B. 404
Deletes provisions authorizing AHCA to adopt emergency rules governing home & community-based services delivery system; provides Medicaid rate-setting process; revises Medicaid prescribed drug spending control program; directs AHCA to implement, & authorizes i...

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KSBecame law without governor's signature 04/2005P-12Special 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 education and related services is insufficient to pay in full the amount of state aid each school district is entitled to receiv...

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HISigned into law 04/2005P-12Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
S.B. 778
Authorizes an emergency appropriation ($11, 672, 564) for fiscal year 2004-2005 to pay for increases in costs due to an increase in students identified as having Autism Spectrum Disorder and for increased cost for school-based behavioral health services. http:...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Education of Juveniles in Treatment Facilities
H.B. 2558
Provides that the department of education, a public school district, or an open-enrollment charter school is not liable for any educational costs or other related costs associated with the placement of a juvenile in an in-state or out-of-state residential or i...

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COVetoed 04/2005P-12Special Education Tuition
H.B. 1255
Adopts a comprehensive method of allocating the excess costs incurred in educating students with disabilities. Defines "selected special education option" as district other than the child's resident school district that special education student enrolls in, ch...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Medicaid Billing Improvement Act
H.B. 1259
Directs department of education to identify school districts underperforming in the area of direct-service Medicaid billing and requires these districts to work with an education service cooperative for the provision of direct-service Medicaid billing services...

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NDSigned into law 03/2005P-12Special Education Per Student Payments
H.B. 1237
Provides for forwarding of special education per student payments to whichever program is providing the services to the student. The superintendent of public instruction is to forward any per student payments, payable on behalf of that student, directly to the...

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SDSigned into law 03/2005P-12Legal Costs as Allowable Special Education Funds
S.B. 72
Includes legal costs as allowable expenditures from the special education fund. http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2005/bills/SB72enr.pdf...

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LAEmergency Rule Adoption 01/2005P-12Early 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, Diagnosis and Treatment Program (EPSDT) school-based services. Amends reimbursement methodology for services rendered by lo...

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MARule Adoption 11/2004P-12School 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' program. States that under the new procedures, district reimbursements will be calculated based on the eligible costs inc...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Special 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 substantial reason to believe that there is an immediate danger to the health, safety, or welfare of a child, and to monitor the ...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Funding 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 area, continues the current special education incidence factor formula through 2004–05. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bil...

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ILSigned into law 08/2004P-12Special Education Reimbursement
H.B. 4225
Amends the Children With Disabilities Article of the School Code. Provides that reimbursement for individual students with disabilities whose program costs exceed the per capita tuition rate shall be claimed beginning with costs encumbered for the 2004-2005 sc...

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LASigned into law 07/2004P-12Medicaid Reimbursement to Schools
S.B. 493
Abolishes the Medicaid School-Based Administrative Claiming Trust Fund and provides for direct reimbursement of monies to public school boards for administrative claims. http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/04RS/CVT8/OUT/0000LVKU.PDF...

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WYEmergency Rule Adoption 05/2004P-12Special Education Staffing and Funding
Chapter 35
Adopts rules pertaining to the requirements for adequate special education staffing levels. Adjusts the foundation program formula for special education funding. WYOMING REG 4487 (SN)...

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VASigned into law 04/2004P-12Financial and legal responsibility for special
H.B. 1047
Relates to financial and legal responsibility for special education students with disabilities placed across jurisdictional lines by social services into private residential facility; relates to special education and foster care services....

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SDSigned into law 02/2004P-12State Special Education Payment
S.B. 48
Revises the per student allocation for each disability level for the purposes of calculating the payment of state aid to special education....

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ILBill dead - amendatory veto 11/2003P-12Special Educational Funding
H.B. 1180
Amends the School Code. Relates to provisions concerning the special educational services block grant for a school district having a population exceeding 500,000 inhabitants. Removes the extraordinary and private tuition components of the special education pro...

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ILTotal VEto stands 11/2003P-12Children with Disabilities Reimbursement
S.B. 192
Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code. Provides administrative expenses incurred by a responsible school district for children whose residence is other than a foster family home and who are educationally placed in a nonpublic school,...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12Special Education Due Process Rights
S.B. 145
Requires if a public education agency observed the pupil in conducting a special education assessment, or if its assessment procedures make it permissible to have in-class observation of a pupil, an equivalent opportunity applies to an independent education as...

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ORSigned into law 08/2003P-12High Cost Disabilities Account
S.B. 550
Creates High Cost Disabilities Account within State School Fund; directs Department of Education to distribute moneys in account to school districts as reimbursement for cost of providing special education and related services to resident pupils; limits reimbu...

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NHSigned into law 07/2003P-12Special Education Payments and Ages
S.B. 85
Makes certain revisions to the special education laws; revises procedures for disbursement of catastrophic aid payments to school districts; revises definition of educationally disabled child for those 18 to 21 years old, if the child was identified as an educ...

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MDSigned into law 05/2003P-12Maryland School for the Blind
H.B. 948
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 cost to support the cost of instructional programming. Requires every county board to include a student sent to the Ma...

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MTSigned into law 03/2003P-12Deaf and Blind Schools Spending Reductions Barred
H.B. 60
Exempts the Montana school for the deaf and blind from spending reductions. http://data.opi.state.mt.us/bills/2003/billhtml/HB0060.htm...

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MTSigned into law 03/2003P-12Board to Pay If Student with IEP Enrolls at Private, Nonsectarian Day-Treatment Program
H.B. 135
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 approved individualized education program at a private, nonsectarian school located in or outside of the student's resi...

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MTSigned into law 03/2003P-12School for Deaf and Blind Fees
S.B. 43
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 mandatory fee to an optional fee. http://data.opi.state.mt.us/bills/2003/billhtml/SB0043.htm...

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CAVetoed 09/2002P-12Special Education Disputes
A.B. 164
Requires the Department of Education to establish and administer a statewide program of grant funding to support special education local plan areas in conducting alternative dispute resolution programs for resolving special education disputes. Requires grant r...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12Education Code Re-Write: Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind
S.B. 20E
Permits collaboration between Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) and local districts and boards. Allows FSDB to carry forward funds in the same way as universities. Permits FSDB district status for purposes of teacher certification. See bill sect...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12Finance Overhaul
S.B. 856
Requires that county board financial audit results be reported to state superintendent, county fiscal authority, and specified house and senate committees. Requries Management Oversight Panel to monitor implementation of audits' recommendations and coordinatio...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12Placement in Nonpublic Setting and Provision of Wraparound Services
H.B. 1221
Defines "wraparound services." States that child in need of special education may be placed in appropriate nonpublic educational setting if state or local agency can document that child cannot attend a public school in the local system due to home circumstance...

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ALSigned into law 04/2002P-12Special Education Program Funds
H.B. 145
Appropriates a certain amount from the Education Trust Fund to the State Board of Education for the support and maintenance of special programs, schools, and services for special education; provides that the appropriation is subject to certain provisions of th...

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NHSigned into law 04/2002P-12Home District Pays for Special Education Out-Placement
H.B. 1443
Relates to liability for educational expenses incurred during placement of any resident or patient, who is capable of being benefited by instruction and who is between 3 and 21 years of age, in certain Department of Health and Human Services facilities; provid...

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MNFiled with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 03/2002P-12Revenue Allocation and Medical Coverage for Special Education Students
S.B. 2550
Relates to human services; modifies consent requirements for billing medical assistance and Minnesota Care for covered individual education plan services; modifies individualized family service plan definition; modifies certain mediation procedures; modifies r...

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VASigned into law 03/2002P-12Medicaid for Special Education Students
S.B. 465
Requires the Department of Medical Assistance Services to reimburse school divisions providing health-related services to special education students as participating providers in the Virginia Medicaid program for transportation services, on those days when the...

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CASigned into law 08/2001P-12Reimbursement to Public Employees
A.B. 992
Chapter No.215. Deletes the prohibition against reimbursement by the State for special education and related services provided by a nonpublic, nonsectarian school by an individual who is or was an employee of a contracting local educational entity within the ...

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CASigned into law 08/2001P-12Changes in Financing Special Education
S.B. 982
Chapter No.203, Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to perform specified computations with respect to special education local planning areas and affected pupils and to permanently increase the amount per unit of average daily attendance for those...

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ORSigned into law 07/2001P-12Special Education Finance Task Force
H.B. 2598
Establishes a task force on special education and school finance; charges said task force with studying and delivery of financing of instruction for students with disabilities receiving special education and related services....

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NJSigned into law 06/2001P-12State Funds for Special Education
S.B. 2167
Provides that State funds to provide special education and related services to students enrolled in nonpublic schools may not be included by a school district in the calculation of the minimum funding requirements for nonpublic school students under the Indivi...

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TNBecame law without governor's signature 06/2001P-12Full Federal Funding Resolution
S.J.R. 239
Relates to Congress; urges fully funding federal commitment to Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)....

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NESigned into law 05/2001P-12Special Education Funding Component
LB 797
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 special education expenditures, special grant funds received or for current fiscal year expenditures that board deems esse...

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VTSigned into law 05/2001P-12Special Education Services Cost Sharing
H.B. 499
Relates to special education services cost sharing; states the Commissioner of Education and the Secretary of Human Services shall present to the House and Senate committees on education and health and welfare a draft of an agreement to shift a portion of spec...

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MDSigned into law 04/2001P-12Reimbursement to Parent for Special Education Services
H.B. 248
Alters the conditions under which a county board is not required to reimburse a parent or guardian for certain tuition or related costs for enrollment of a student with a disability in a nonpublic school; requires the parent of a child with a disability to giv...

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MNSigned into law 04/2001P-12Related to Federal Government Funding of 40 Percent of Special Education
S.B. 647
, Memorializes the President and Congress to carry through their pledge to fund 40 percent of special education costs....

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MTSigned into law 04/2001P-12Revision of Base Aid To Include Percentage of Special Education Allowance
S.B. 94
Amends the definition of base aid to include a percentage of the special education allowable cost payment; amends definition of maximum general fund budget to increase the special education allowable cost payment component....

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NMVetoed 04/2001P-12Medicaid in Schools
S.B. 432
Senate Bill 432 amends the Public School Code as follows: Creates an Office of Medicaid in the Schools in the state department. Creates a Medicaid in the Schools Advisory Council. Transfers Personnel, budgets funds, appropriations, records, contracts, equip...

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MTSigned into law 03/2001P-12Fixed Limits for Special Education Funding
H.B. 160
Revises the special education funding formula to establish fixed limits for distribution of the state's total special education allocation; limiting distribution of the total allocation to 52.5 percent for instructional block grants, 25 percent for reimburseme...

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ORSigned into law 03/2001P-12Special Education Costs
S.B. 253
Directs Department of Education to recover costs of certain special education programs from State School Fund....

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SDSigned into law 03/2001P-12Extraordinary Cost Fund
S.B. 60
Expands the uses of the Special Education Extraordinary Cost Fund....

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SDSigned into law 02/2001P-12Residency for Special Education Services
S.B. 145
Revises school district residency for the purposes of special education; revises the distribution of state aid to special education....

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CAVetoed 09/2000P-12Special Education Allocations
A.B. 2055
Relates to existing law which requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to calculate allocations to special education local plan areas based on the average daily attendance reported for the special education local plan area for a certain fiscal year in...

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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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MNSigned by governor 05/2000P-12Special Education Excess Cost Aid
H.B. 3800
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 FY 2001. Increase the appropriation for excess cost aid from $60,498,000 to $66,032,000 in fiscal year 2000 and from $79...

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VTSigned into law 05/2000P-12Special Education
H.B. 629
Clarifies the definition of special education services; permits the cost of special education services to be a factor in considering how to provide appropriate services; provides for teacher training; provides for individual education plans; provides for state...

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NESigned into law 04/2000P-12Special Education Finance
L.B. 1243
This bill clarifies several aspects of how students, spacificly Special Ed. students, are to be treated in the state. It clarifies that special ed. students are "children from birth to the age twenty-one years". The bill also clarifies that schools are requi...

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SDSigned into law 03/2000P-12Special Education
H.B. 1058
The legislation deals with the transfer of a special education student from a resident district to a nonresident district. Under previous law the resident district was held responsible for the students education, under the new law the nonresident district bec...

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SDSigned into law 03/2000P-12Special Education Funding
S.B. 23
Allows certain children to be included as a level 2, 3, 4, or 5 disability for the purpose of calculating special education state aid....

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UTSigned into law 03/2000P-12Assistive Technology Purchases
S.B. 131
Relates to individuals with disabilities; provides a specified appropriation to the State Office of Rehabilitation to purchase assistive technology devices and services under rules made by the State Board of Education....

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

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