90th General Assembly
Summary of HB2742
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EARLY INTERVENTION COUNCIL                                                 

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        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 that, 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   the   Early   Childhood   Intervention      
   Ombudsperson  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 certain of its responsibilities or duties.      
   Provides that 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, 1999.   Effective immediately.                      
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

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


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