SCH CD-STUDY N CAROLINA PROGS
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the School Code. Directs the State Board of Education to
study and report on the North Carolina early childhood initiatives and
the programs of the North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes reference to:
105 ILCS 5/2-3.71b new
Adds reference to:
325 ILCS 20/3 from Ch. 23, par. 4153
325 ILCS 20/4 from Ch. 23, par. 4154
325 ILCS 20/5 from Ch. 23, par. 4155
325 ILCS 20/14 from Ch. 23, par. 4164
Deletes everything. Amends the Early Intervention Services
System Act. Redefines "developmental delay" to mean a delay of 25% in
one or 20% in 2 or more of certain areas of childhood development as
measured by appropriate diagnostic instruments and standard
procedures. Requires the lead agency to promulgate a list of
conditions which, when present in a child under 36 months of age,
constitute a substantial risk of developmental delay. States that the
chairperson of the Interagency Council on Early Intervention shall be
the parent of a child with a disability. Provides that a member of
the Early Childhood Intervention Ombudsperson of the Office of the
Governor and a representative of Head Start shall be members of the
Council. Requires the council to meet 6 times a year rather than
quarterly. Requires the Council to prepare an annual fiscal year
budget by October 1 of each year. Provides that the lead agency shall
prepare and submit to the Council by September 1 of each year (i) an
annual total budget reflecting income and expenses anticipated from
all public sources and (ii) a complete report on all spending and
income from all public sources during the prior fiscal year. Allows
State agency staff assigned to the Interagency Council to be given
specific tasks by the Council through formal resolutions of the
Council. States that the lead agency may contract with a private
entity to plan or implement any of its responsibilities or duties
under this Section. Any plan or implementation shall meet the full
requirement of federal law and provide full program and fiscal
accountability to the State and the public. Requires the lead agency
and other participating State agencies to implement this Act statewide
by January 1, 1998.
FISCAL NOTE (State Bd. of Ed.)
This bill would impose no greater cost than is ordinarily in-
curred as professional staff keep abreast of current issues in
the field. A more elaborate review that involves on-site visits
would require an additional expense of $5,000 or more, depend-
ing on the number and length of trips to the program sites.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Education)
No change from SBE fiscal note.
FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (State Board of Education)
Costs per child could range from $2,000 to $10,000. Using the
mid-point figure of $6,000, cost for the broad eligibility of
infants and toddlers (32,000 children) would be $192 million.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (SBE)
No change from SBE fiscal note, amended.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-am 1
In the opinion of DCCA, HB1807, as amended by H-am 1, fails
to create a State mandate under the State Mandates Act.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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