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A09648 Summary:

BILL NOA09648
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORPheffer Amato
 
COSPNSRCarroll, Rosenthal D, Cymbrowitz, Weprin, Quart, Bichotte, Cusick, Simotas, Hikind, Lentol, Richardson
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 4402, Ed L
 
Relates to providing transportation for children with handicapping conditions; removes the requirement that a child attends the school the district is providing transportation to for the purpose of receiving services or programs similar to special educational programs recommended for such child by the local committee on special education.
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A09648 Actions:

BILL NOA09648
 
01/30/2018referred to education
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A09648 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A9648
 
SPONSOR: Pheffer Amato
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to providing transportation for children with handicapping conditions   PURPOSE OF THE BILL: The purpose of this bill is to provide suitable transportation up to a distance of fifty miles to and from a nonpublic school which a child with a handicapping condition attends if such child has been so identi- fied by the local committee on special education for the purpose of receiving series or programs similar to specifically education programs recommended for such a child by the local committee on special educa- tion.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one paragraph d of subdivision 4 of section 4402 of the educa- tion law, as amended by chapter 646 of the laws of 1992, is amended.   JUSTIFICATION: Currently, students with special education needs who attend schools geared for their specific needs have been unjustly denied transportation because it was determined that their program was not "similar" to the special education program recommended by the Committee on Special Educa- tion (CSE). These students undergo thorough and extensive testing under highly skilled professionals to ascertain their educational needs. As a result of the testing, the schools they attend provide the instruction they require. The proposed amendment resolves the issue of unwarranted transportation denial, and allows the students to receive the transpor- tation they lawfully deserve.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE: To be determined.
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A09648 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          9648
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 30, 2018
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. PHEFFER AMATO -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Education
 
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to providing  transporta-
          tion for children with handicapping conditions
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Paragraph d of subdivision 4 of section 4402 of the  educa-
     2  tion  law,  as amended by chapter 646 of the laws of 1992, is amended to
     3  read as follows:
     4    d. Notwithstanding any  other  provision  of  law,  such  board  shall
     5  provide  suitable  transportation up to a distance of fifty miles to and
     6  from a nonpublic school which a  child  with  a  handicapping  condition
     7  attends  if  such child has been so identified by the local committee on
     8  special education [and such child attends such school for the purpose of
     9  receiving services or programs similar to special  educational  programs
    10  recommended for such child by the local committee on special education].
    11    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD14187-01-8
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