90th General Assembly
Summary of HB1807
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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

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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