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May 12, 2009

House File 1701/Senate File 1800: School District Obligations Clarified to Children with Disabilities

H.F. 1701 Sponsors:
Representatives Newton, Greiling and Ward

S.F. 1800 Sponsors:
Senators Fobbe, Stumpf, Bonoff, Saxhaug and Saltzman

Summary:
H.F. 1701 and S.F. 1800 are companion bills. They provide that a school district must make available a free appropriate public education. They further require that the school district must ensure that all children enrolled in a nonpublic school (including homeschooled children) have an opportunity to participate in special education and related services.

H.F. 1701 Status:

3/12/2009(House) Introduction and first reading
3/12/2009(House) Referred to K-12 Education Policy and Oversight
3/25/2009(House) Author added: Ward

S.F. 1800 Status:

3/23/2009(Senate) Introduction and first reading
3/23/2009(Senate) Referred to Education Committee
3/26/2009(Senate) Committee report: Amended
3/26/2009(Senate) Committee report: No recommendation, re-refer to Judiciary

HSLDA’s Position:
Neutral.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

 Other Resources

H.F. 1701 Bill Text

S.F. 1800 Bill Text

H.F. 1701 Bill History

S.F. 1800 Bill History