January 16, 2002





SENATE BILL No. 290

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DIGEST OF SB 290 (Updated January 14, 2002 7:25 PM - DI 47)



Citations Affected: Noncode.

Synopsis: Special education task force. Requires the director of the division of special education to coordinate an interagency task force to: (1) review services and funding sources available for children and young adults with disabilities and their families; and (2) submit a report to the legislature and the agencies involved.

Effective: Upon passage.





Lubbers, Alting, Lawson C, Breaux, Rogers, Sipes




    January 7, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedure.
    January 15, 2002, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.






January 16, 2002

Second Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2002)


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SENATE BILL No. 290



    A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning education.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) As used in this SECTION, "director" refers to the director of the division of special education of the department of education.
    (b) The director shall coordinate a task force to review services and funding sources available for children and young adults with disabilities.
    (c) The members of the task force established under subsection (b) are as follows:
        (1) The director or the director's designee, who shall serve as chairperson of the task force.
        (2) The secretary of the office of family and social services, or the secretary's designee.
        (3) The director of the division of family and children, or the director's designee.
        (4) The director of the division of mental health and addiction, or the director's designee.
        (5) The director of the division of disability, aging, and rehabilitative services, or the director's designee.


        (6) The administrator of the office of Medicaid policy and planning, or the administrator's designee.
        (7) The commissioner of the state department of health, or the commissioner's designee.
        (8) The deputy commissioner of the department of correction for juvenile services, or the deputy commissioner's designee.
        (9) A representative of a local education agency, appointed by the state superintendent of public instruction.
        (10) A parent advocate, appointed by the state superintendent of public instruction.
    (d) The task force established under subsection (b) shall study and identify methods to achieve the following goals:
        (1) Coordinating, integrating, and streamlining service delivery to children with disabilities and the families of children with disabilities.
        (2) Maximizing the use of available federal, state, and local fiscal resources to provide an array of services to children with disabilities and the families of children with disabilities.
    (e) Before November 1, 2002, the task force established under subsection (b) shall submit a report to the executive director of the legislative services agency, the state superintendent of public instruction, the secretary of the office of family and social services, the commissioner of the state department of health, and the commissioner of the department of correction. The report must contain the following information:
        (1) Methods identified under subsection (d).
        (2) Suggested legislative changes to accomplish the goals set forth under subsection (d).
        (3) Suggested agency policy changes to accomplish the goals set forth under subsection (d).
        (4) Proposed local pilot programs to test the methods set forth under subdivision (1).
    (f) This SECTION expires November 2, 2002.

    SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.