An Act To Align Maine Special Education Statutes with Federal Requirements
Sec. 1. 5 MRSA §12004-I, sub-§10-A, as enacted by PL 1989, c. 899, §1, is repealed.
Sec. 2. 20-A MRSA §254, sub-§13 is enacted to read:
Sec. 3. 20-A MRSA §7001, sub-§2-C is enacted to read:
Sec. 4. 20-A MRSA §7202, sub-§9, as amended by PL 2005, c. 662, Pt. A, §23, is further amended to read:
(1) Notifying parents or guardians of the study; and
(2) Requesting parental consent for the agency to have access to case records; and
Sec. 5. 20-A MRSA §7202, sub-§10, as amended by PL 2005, c. 662, Pt. A, §23, is further amended to read:
Sec. 6. 20-A MRSA §7202, sub-§11 is enacted to read:
Sec. 7. 20-A MRSA c. 308, as amended, is repealed.
Sec. 8. 26 MRSA §1411-D, sub-§9, as enacted by PL 1995, c. 560, Pt. F, §13, is amended to read:
Sec. 9. 34-B MRSA §3004, sub-§3, ¶D, as amended by PL 2009, c. 147, §12, is further amended to read:
Sec. 10. 34-B MRSA §5433, sub-§5, as amended by PL 2009, c. 147, §13, is further amended to read:
Sec. 11. 34-B MRSA §6004, first ¶, as amended by PL 2007, c. 356, §28 and affected by §31, is further amended to read:
The commissioner shall submit a report in coordination with the Commissioner of Education on efforts to plan for and develop social and habilitative services for persons who have autism and other pervasive developmental disorders to the Governor and the joint standing committee committees of the Legislature having jurisdiction over health and institutional services matters and educational and cultural affairs. This report must be submitted no later than January 15th of every odd-numbered year and must be submitted in conjunction with the plan required by section 5003-A, subsection 3.
Sec. 12. Interagency Transition Coordination Services. The Department of Education shall form a work group, including representation from the Department of Labor, Department of Corrections, Department of Health and Human Services and other public and private stakeholders, to review current requirements for transition services in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 7258 and to determine the appropriate location and content of those requirements in statute to reflect the responsibilities of each agency related to transition planning for students with disabilities. The Department of Education shall report to the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs and the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services by January 15, 2012 on the findings and recommendations of this work group. The committees are authorized to submit legislation related to the report to the Second Regular Session of the 125th Legislature to facilitate the implementation of the work group's recommendations.