|SD||To governor 02/2014||P-12||Revises definitions for purposes of state special education funding|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 12/2013||P-12||Special Education Services and Programs for Preschoolers with Disabilities|
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...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Reimbursement 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...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Funding for Special Needs Students|
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...
|PA||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Special Education Finance|
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....
|NM||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Public Peace, Health, Safety & Welfare Special Education Funding|
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...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Expenditures for Early Learning Services and Revised Provisions for State Aid to Special Education|
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...
|NY||Vetoed 07/2012||P-12||Cultural Considerations in Special Education Placement, Tuition Reimbursement|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Appropriations 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 ...
|NY||Issued 04/2012||P-12||Establishing 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...
|MN||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Billing Procedures for Students with Temporary Disabilites|
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...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Charter 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...
|NY||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Tuition 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...
|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 of education for special education instruction. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_0101-0150/ab_108_bill_2...
|NC||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2011||P-12||Funds 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...
|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 emotional disability, and ages birth through two years. Clarifies that "educational placement" means providing services along ...
|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 any of the state's schools for the deaf. Provides that the amount of tuition paid by the district is eligible for reimbu...
|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 district. Chapter 58 http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=S02808&Summary=Y&Memo=Y&Text=Y...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Special Education Funding|
Revise certain allocations for disabilities in the state aid for special education formula.
|SD||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Special Education Finance|
An Act to authorize 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 ...
|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 fully fund the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/asm/ab_0001-...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Special Education Finance|
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...
|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 determinations of a student's resident district.
|SD||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||Finance|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||Facilities and Special Needs Students|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||Reimbursement for Eligible Services|
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...
|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 with the provision of physical, occupational and speech therapy and related education services provided by a licensed p...
|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 have not been identified as eligible for special education and for eligible children with physical disabilities, including...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Cost-Containment for Certain Special Education Services|
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...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Taxing 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...
|UT||Adopted 07/2009||P-12||Special Needs Scholarships Procedures|
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...
|MO||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Finance|
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...
|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 available to districts to help cover the cost of serving students with disabilities. Provides eligible districts are those with...
|ID||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Special Education|
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
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Special Education|
Relates to Medicaid reimbursement; repeals provisions relating to billing for medical services provided through special education programs. Chapter 73
|ID||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Special Education|
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...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||special education|
Revises allocations for disabilities in the state aid for special education formula.
|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 with a disability who is parentally placed in a nonpublic school....
|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 eligible for special education services and funding provisions for students with disabilities who are in residential pr...
|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 disabilities in a homeschool program must be considered a nonpublic school student eligible to receive services as such, prov...
|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 develops a disability in private school resides, shall provide the child with the same free and appropriate education as ...
|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 major changes, as set forth in the digest (http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=488156) of the ree...
|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 ninety days to two years when the request is for reimbursement of costs of a child's placement. Provides that no later tha...
|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 proportion of one pupil (to the nearest one-tenth) that the student's attendance at the non-virtual school bears to full-time at...
|WI||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||State Reimbursement for Special Educational Services by Certain Employees|
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...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2008||P-12||Special education finance|
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....
|IL||Signed into law 01/2008||P-12||Special Education Funding|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2007||P-12||Special education finance|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||District Expenditures on Special Education|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Special Education Classes for Wards of the State|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Hearing on Appropriateness of Placement|
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 ...
|IL||Adopted 07/2007||P-12||Task Force to Study Special Education Finance|
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...
|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 Individual Education Plans to receive from the sending district the average per pupil special education cost of the sen...
|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 addition, requires studies that look at: high-spending school districts, special education cost and the feasibility of ado...
|VT||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Misc. Provisions|
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,...
|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 available for persons with autism including:
(1) The re-alignment of state agencies that provide services for children...
|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 maintenance of effort must be reduced by the amount that must be paid to the federal government due to the shortfall. The commi...
|AK||Adopted 02/2007||P-12||SPECIAL 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...
|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 circumstances, including to respond to an appeal from a school district or school for verification of the accuracy of the studen...
|GA||Adopted 11/2006||P-12||Grant 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...
|NY||Vetoed 07/2006||P-12||Tuition for Special Education and Special Act School Districts|
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...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Department of Education Federal Revenue Maximization Program Revolving Fund|
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.
|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 receiving a scholarship to any qualified school of the pupil's choice; provides that notwithstanding prescribed enrollment p...
|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 services to a child with a disability would be responsible for 75% of the costs of providing a due process hearing.
|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 child development services system to achieve efficiencies of cost and effectiveness of childhood special education prog...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12|
|Disabled Adult Children and College Students on Medical Leave|
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...
|KS||Adopted 05/2006||P-12||Federal Role in State|
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...
|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.
|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 moneys from the account to school districts as high cost disabilities grants. A school district may receive moneys from th...
|MO||Rule Adoption 08/2005||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 with Disabilities Education Act Part B for the provision of special education and related services to eligible children an...
|MA||Re-enacted by the Senate 07/2005||P-12||Maximizing federal reimbursement for children with autism|
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...
|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 paid tuition of a child attending a non-public school or special education facility, public out-of-State school, or county ...
|NY||(H) AMENDED ON THIRD READING 06/2005||P-12|
Relates to the use of certain federal funds for preschool grants for children with disabilities.
|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 rate-setting process; revises Medicaid prescribed drug spending control program; directs AHCA to implement, & authorizes i...
|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 education and related services is insufficient to pay in full the amount of state aid each school district is entitled to receiv...
|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 identified as having Autism Spectrum Disorder and for increased cost for school-based behavioral health services. http:...
|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 costs or other related costs associated with the placement of a juvenile in an in-state or out-of-state residential or i...
|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 education option" as district other than the child's resident school district that special education student enrolls in, ch...
|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 these districts to work with an education service cooperative for the provision of direct-service Medicaid billing services...
|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 superintendent of public instruction is to forward any per student payments, payable on behalf of that student, directly to the...
|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...
|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, Diagnosis and Treatment Program (EPSDT) school-based services. Amends reimbursement methodology for services rendered by lo...
|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' program. States that under the new procedures, district reimbursements will be calculated based on the eligible costs inc...
|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 substantial reason to believe that there is an immediate danger to the health, safety, or welfare of a child, and to monitor the ...
|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 area, continues the current special education incidence factor formula through 2004–05. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bil...
|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 whose program costs exceed the per capita tuition rate shall be claimed beginning with costs encumbered for the 2004-2005 sc...
|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 boards for administrative claims. http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/04RS/CVT8/OUT/0000LVKU.PDF...
|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 special education funding. WYOMING REG 4487 (SN)...
|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 services into private residential facility; relates to special education and foster care services....
|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....
|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 population exceeding 500,000 inhabitants. Removes the extraordinary and private tuition components of the special education pro...
|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 for children whose residence is other than a foster family home and who are educationally placed in a nonpublic school,...
|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 it permissible to have in-class observation of a pupil, an equivalent opportunity applies to an independent education as...
|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 districts as reimbursement for cost of providing special education and related services to resident pupils; limits reimbu...
|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; revises definition of educationally disabled child for those 18 to 21 years old, if the child was identified as an educ...
|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 cost to support the cost of instructional programming. Requires every county board to include a student sent to the Ma...
|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 approved individualized education program at a private, nonsectarian school located in or outside of the student's resi...
|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 mandatory fee to an optional fee. http://data.opi.state.mt.us/bills/2003/billhtml/SB0043.htm...
|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 plan areas in conducting alternative dispute resolution programs for resolving special education disputes. Requires grant r...
|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 funds in the same way as universities. Permits FSDB district status for purposes of teacher certification. See bill sect...
|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 senate committees. Requries Management Oversight Panel to monitor implementation of audits' recommendations and coordinatio...
|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 state or local agency can document that child cannot attend a public school in the local system due to home circumstance...
|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 programs, schools, and services for special education; provides that the appropriation is subject to certain provisions of th...
|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 instruction and who is between 3 and 21 years of age, in certain Department of Health and Human Services facilities; provid...
|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 plan services; modifies individualized family service plan definition; modifies certain mediation procedures; modifies r...
|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 students as participating providers in the Virginia Medicaid program for transportation services, on those days when the...
|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 nonpublic, nonsectarian school by an individual who is or was an employee of a contracting local educational entity within the ...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2001||P-12||Changes in Financing Special Education|
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...
|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 instruction for students with disabilities receiving special education and related services....
|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 a school district in the calculation of the minimum funding requirements for nonpublic school students under the Indivi...
|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)....
|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 special education expenditures, special grant funds received or for current fiscal year expenditures that board deems esse...
|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 to the House and Senate committees on education and health and welfare a draft of an agreement to shift a portion of spec...
|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 enrollment of a student with a disability in a nonpublic school; requires the parent of a child with a disability to giv...
|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 general fund budget to increase the special education allowable cost payment component....
|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 Medicaid in the Schools Advisory Council. Transfers Personnel, budgets funds, appropriations, records, contracts, equip...
|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; limiting distribution of the total allocation to 52.5 percent for instructional block grants, 25 percent for reimburseme...
|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....
|CA||Vetoed 09/2000||P-12||Special Education Allocations|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2000||P-12||IDEA Compliance|
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...
|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 FY 2001. Increase the appropriation for excess cost aid from $60,498,000 to $66,032,000 in fiscal year 2000 and from $79...
|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 provide appropriate services; provides for teacher training; provides for individual education plans; provides for state...
|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 special ed. students are "children from birth to the age twenty-one years". The bill also clarifies that schools are requi...
|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 law the resident district was held responsible for the students education, under the new law the nonresident district bec...
|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 technology devices and services under rules made by the State Board of Education....
|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 State Early Intervention System are mandated by participation in Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act...