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S04880 Summary:

BILL NO    S04880A

SAME AS    SAME AS A06881-A

SPONSOR    FELDER

COSPNSR    FLANAGAN

MLTSPNSR   

Amd S4410, Ed L

Relates to committees on preschool special education and the requirement that
parents attend meetings of the committee.
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S04880 Actions:

BILL NO    S04880A

04/29/2013 REFERRED TO EDUCATION
05/02/2013 COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO NEW YORK CITY EDUCATION SUBCOMMITTEE
05/08/2013 REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO EDUCATION
05/21/2013 1ST REPORT CAL.644
05/22/2013 2ND REPORT CAL.
05/23/2013 ADVANCED TO THIRD READING 
06/03/2013 AMENDED ON THIRD READING 4880A
06/20/2013 SUBSTITUTED BY A6881A
           A06881  AMEND=A  Benedetto
           04/23/2013 referred to education
           05/31/2013 amend and recommit to education
           05/31/2013 print number 6881a
           06/12/2013 reported referred to rules
           06/17/2013 reported 
           06/17/2013 rules report cal.344
           06/17/2013 ordered to third reading rules cal.344
           06/18/2013 passed assembly
           06/18/2013 delivered to senate
           06/18/2013 REFERRED TO RULES
           06/20/2013 SUBSTITUTED FOR S4880A
           06/20/2013 3RD READING CAL.644
           06/20/2013 PASSED SENATE
           06/20/2013 RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
           07/19/2013 delivered to governor
           07/31/2013 signed chap.213
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S04880 Votes:

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S04880 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                        4880--A
           Cal. No. 644

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                   I N  S E N A T E

                                    April 29, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by Sens. FELDER, FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered printed,
         and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Education  --
         committee  discharged  and  said  bill  committed to the New York City
         Education Subcommittee -- reported favorably  from  said  subcommittee
         and committed to the Committee on Education -- reported favorably from
         said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third
         reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted, retaining its place in the
         order of third reading

       AN ACT to  amend  the  education  law,  in  relation  to  committees  on
         preschool special education

         THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section 1. Subparagraph 1 of paragraph a of subdivision 3  of  section
    2  4410  of  the  education  law,  as amended by chapter 378 of the laws of
    3  2007, is amended to read as follows:
    4    (1) Such board shall ensure that such  committee  is  composed  of  at
    5  least  the  following  members:  (i) the parents of the preschool child;
    6  (ii) a regular education teacher of such child, whenever the child is or
    7  may be participating in a regular education environment; (iii) a special
    8  education teacher of the child or, if appropriate, a  special  education
    9  provider  of the child; (iv) an appropriate professional employed by the
   10  school district who is qualified to provide, or supervise the  provision
   11  of, special education, who is knowledgeable about the general curriculum
   12  of  the school district and the availability of preschool special educa-
   13  tion programs and services and other resources in  the  school  district
   14  and  the municipality, and who shall serve as chairperson of the commit-
   15  tee; (v) an additional parent of a child with a disability  who  resides
   16  in  the school district or a neighboring school district and whose child
   17  is enrolled in  a  preschool  or  elementary  level  education  program,
   18  provided  that  such  parent  shall not be employed by or under contract
   19  with the school district or municipality, and provided further that such

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD10452-03-3
       S. 4880--A                          2

    1  additional parent shall  not  be  a  required  member  [if]  UNLESS  the
    2  parents,  OR  A  MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE ON PRESCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION,
    3  request that such additional parent member [not] participate IN  ACCORD-
    4  ANCE  WITH  THIS  SUBPARAGRAPH; (vi) an individual who can interpret the
    5  instructional implications of evaluation  results,  provided  that  such
    6  individual  may  be the member appointed pursuant to clause (ii), (iii),
    7  (iv) or (vii) of this subparagraph where such individuals are determined
    8  by the school district to have the knowledge and  expertise  to  do  so;
    9  (vii)  such  other  persons  having knowledge or expertise regarding the
   10  child as the board  or  the  parents  shall  designate,  to  the  extent
   11  required  under federal law; and for a child in transition from programs
   12  and services provided pursuant to applicable federal  laws  relating  to
   13  early  intervention  services, at the request of the parent or person in
   14  parental relation to the child, the appropriate professional  designated
   15  by  the  agency  that  has  been charged with the responsibility for the
   16  preschool child pursuant to said applicable federal laws.  In  addition,
   17  the chief executive officer of the municipality of the preschool child's
   18  residence  shall  appoint an appropriately certified or licensed profes-
   19  sional to the committee. Attendance of the appointee of the municipality
   20  shall not be required for a quorum.  THE ADDITIONAL PARENT NEED  NOT  BE
   21  IN  ATTENDANCE  AT  ANY  MEETING  OF  THE COMMITTEE ON PRESCHOOL SPECIAL
   22  EDUCATION UNLESS SPECIFICALLY REQUESTED IN WRITING, AT LEAST SEVENTY-TWO
   23  HOURS PRIOR TO SUCH MEETING, BY THE PARENTS OR OTHER PERSON IN  PARENTAL
   24  RELATION  TO  THE  STUDENT  IN  QUESTION OR A MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE ON
   25  PRESCHOOL SPECIAL  EDUCATION.    THE  PARENTS  OR  PERSONS  IN  PARENTAL
   26  RELATION  OF THE STUDENT IN QUESTION SHALL RECEIVE PROPER WRITTEN NOTICE
   27  OF THEIR RIGHT TO HAVE AN ADDITIONAL PARENT ATTEND ANY  MEETING  OF  THE
   28  COMMITTEE  REGARDING THE STUDENT ALONG WITH A STATEMENT, PREPARED BY THE
   29  DEPARTMENT, EXPLAINING THE ROLE OF HAVING THE ADDITIONAL  PARENT  ATTEND
   30  THE MEETING.
   31    S  2.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
   32  the amendments to subparagraph (1) of paragraph a of  subdivision  3  of
   33  section  4410 of the education law made by section one of this act shall
   34  not affect the expiration of such subparagraph and shall  be  deemed  to
   35  expire therewith.
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