Legislature(1993 - 1994)

05/03/1993 02:50 PM FIN

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  CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 235(FIN)                                               
       An  Act relating to  educational programs  and services                 
       for  children with  disabilities and  other exceptional                 
       children and to persons with  a handicap; and providing                 
       for an effective date.                                                  
  Co-chair Pearce  directed that CSHB 235 (Fin)  be brought on                 
  for  discussion.    CHRISTINE  NIEMI,  Educational   Program                 
  Support  Division,  Special   Education  Program,  Dept.  of                 
  Education, came before committee.  She explained that HB 235                 
  was introduced by Representative Bunde at the request of the                 
  department.  Passage will allow  for compliance with federal                 
  regulations  in   accordance  with   the  Individuals   with                 
  Disabilities  Education  Act.    Approximately  $8,300.0  in                 
  federal  funds  are  at  stake.     Ms.  Niemi  advised   of                 
  correspondence from the  federal government indicating  that                 
  the 1994  grant award cannot be released until compliance is                 
  achieved.  The following required revisions to state law are                 
  embodied within the proposed bill:                                           
       1.   Amendments to and clarification of the hearing                     
       2.   Amendments to withdrawal of consent provisions and                 
            amendment of the definition of consent.                            
       3.   Addition of rehabilitation counseling services.                    
       4.   Addition of  autism and traumatic brain  injury as                 
            a definition of "education records."                               
  Co-chair Pearce called for additional questions or comments.                 
  Senator Rieger advised  that the proposed bill  was reviewed                 
  at  length  in  the  Senate  Health, Education,  and  Social                 
  Services Committee.  He  then MOVED that SCS CSHB  235 (HES)                 
  pass  from  committee  with  individual recommendations  and                 
  accompanying fiscal notes.  No objection having been raised,                 
  SCS CSHB 235 (HES)  was REPORTED OUT of committee  with zero                 
  notes  from  the   Dept.  of  Education  and  the  Dept.  of                 
  Administration.   All members  present signed the  committee                 
  report with a "do pass" recommendation.   Senators Kelly and                 
  Kerttula were absent and did not sign.                                       
  Co-chair  Pearce  directed  that   the  meeting  be  briefly                 
                       RECESS - 3:55 P.M.                                      
                      RECONVENE - 4:15 P.M.                                    

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