Bill Status of HB1705 97th General Assembly
Short Description: SCH CD-SPEC ED-DUE PRO HEARING
Rep. Robyn Gabel
| 1/8/2013||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code. Makes changes in a Section concerning an impartial due process hearing. Requires the State Board of Education to receive, review, and monitor compliance with the decision of a hearing officer, and provides that if a school district or other public entity fails to comply with the decision in the time specified by the hearing officer, then the State Board shall notify the parties that, unless remedied within a specified time period, enforcement action shall be taken. Provides that in an action to enforce a hearing officer's decision finding that a school district or other public entity has failed to provide a free appropriate public education to the student, the party seeking enforcement of the decision shall not be required to establish anew that the child's right to a free appropriate public education has been violated. Requires the State Board to adopt State complaint procedures that allow a parent, individual, organization, or advocate to file a complaint with the State Board alleging that a school district, cooperative service unit, or this State has violated the rights of one or more children with disabilities. Removes a provision that provides that if a hearing officer orders a change in the eligibility status, educational placement, or special education and related services of a student, that change shall not be implemented until 30 days have elapsed. Removes a provision that provides that if applying for initial admission to a school district, the student shall be placed in the school district program until all such proceedings have been completed. Effective immediately.