Thursday, June 10, 2010

NCGA:Bills on the Floor Today

Today the Senate will vote on passage of HB 1683 Amend Sunset/Children w Disabilities. This bill would delay the sunset of G.S. 115C-107.7. This general statute provides that a local educational agency is deemed to have a "basis of knowledge" that a child is a child with a disability if past behavior and behavior of the child clearly and convincingly established the need for special education. This bill passed the Senate Education committee with a unanimous favorable report. If this bill passes the Senate it will be heading to Governor Perdue for her signature.

The House will be voting on HB 1682 Corporal Punishment and Children with Disabilities. This bill would offer parents of children with disabilities, as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and IDEA, the ability to opt out of corporal punishment if it is practiced by their school.  This bill will also direct the state to collect specific data regarding the practice of corporal punishment. If this bill passes the House it will be heading to the Senate.

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