SB 422 Modifies provisions relating to special education due process hearings
Sponsor: Pearce
LR Number: 1784S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Education
Last Action: 2/25/2009 - Second Read and Referred S Education Committee Journal Page: S402
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2009

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Current Bill Summary

SB 422 – This act provides local school boards the authority to identify a designee to bind the school district in a settlement agreement reached during the resolution session of a special education due process hearing.

Current law requires a five business day notice for the introduction of evidence at a special education due process hearing, with the exception of an expedited hearing. This act removes the exception for expedited hearings and applies the five-day notice period to expedited hearings as well.

This act will bring Missouri into compliance with the federal regulations implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

This act is identical to HB 289 (2009), SCS/SBs 1225 & 1226 (2008) and HCS/HBS 1876 & 1877 (2008) and contains provisions identical to HB 265 (2007), HB 267 (2007), SB 133 (2007), SB 140 (2007), SB 147 (2007), and SB 148 (2007).