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Legislative Session number- 81

Bill Name: SF0296

E Modifying certain special education and student disciplinary provisions for
children with disabilities; requiring and providing for involvement of the
individual education plan team upon student suspension from current education
placement and requiring school district review of the relationship between the
disability and the behavior subject to disciplinary action and determination of
the appropriateness of the education plan before expulsion or exclusion;
lowering the maximum age for interagency intervention and special instruction
and services eligibility purposes; eliminating references to federal law in the
requirements for school districts to provide special instruction and services to
children with disabilities and for the state board of education to adopt
instruction rules; modifying the procedure for selection of hearing officers
under the impartial due process hearing process; subjecting state, county and
city government agencies responsible for providing services or resources to
students with disabilities to the same dispute resolution systems as local
school districts, requiring compliance with corrective action requirements;
granting nonpublic schools serving students on a shared time basis access to the
due process hearing system, authorizing the commissioner of children, families
and learning to withhold public funds from nonpublic schools impeding public
school district provision of appropriate educational services; delaying the
effective date of the provision requiring school districts to seek reimbursement
from insurers or third parties for the cost of health services provided to
children with disabilities; requiring and providing for school district special
education advisory councils to increase parental involvement; eliminating
certain responsibilities of interagency early intervention committees; modifying
the time limit for development of early intervention services transition plans;
requiring state agency committee (SAC) determination of the development and
disposition of corrective action orders for nonschool agencies and authorizing
sanctions for failure to comply with the orders; eliminating the requirement for
the department of children, families and learning to develop or identify an
education screening tool for use in residential facilities; including
interpreter and transliterator fees in litigation and hearing costs for
reimbursement purposes and eliminating certain cost reimbursement limits and
restrictions; requiring the commissioner to adopt, amend, revise or repeal
certain existing rules; repealing a certain rule (ra, ja)