Bill Text: NY A01201 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires school districts to provide educational and support services to students with disabilities until such students turn twenty-two years of age.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 24-9)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-07 - referred to education [A01201 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-A01201-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          1201

                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                     January 7, 2021
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  M.  of A. ABINANTI, TAYLOR, GALEF, DICKENS, NOLAN, GOTT-
          FRIED, GUNTHER, McMAHON, DINOWITZ, SIMON, MONTESANO, McDONOUGH,  REIL-
          LY, MANKTELOW, SANTABARBARA -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Education

        AN  ACT in relation to requiring school districts to provide educational
          and support services to students with disabilities until such students
          turn twenty-two years of age

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision of law, rule or regulation to
     2  the  contrary,  in  recognition  of  the  difficulties distance learning
     3  during the coronavirus  (COVID-19) pandemic poses to students with disa-
     4  bilities, and the educational opportunities for students with  disabili-
     5  ties  that  were  lost  or hampered, each New York school district shall
     6  provide educational and support services to students  with  disabilities
     7  in  special  education  programs  and  to pupils who are qualified hand-
     8  icapped persons as defined in the federal rehabilitation act of nineteen
     9  hundred seventy-three, as amended, in accordance with the student's most
    10  recent Individualized Education Program (IEP) until such  student  turns
    11  twenty-two years of age for the school years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022.
    12    §  2.  This  act  shall take effect immediately and shall apply to the
    13  2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years only.




         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01699-01-1
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