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2019-2020 Regular Session - HB 855
State Board of Education; determine eligibility criteria for foster care students to receive special education and related services; provisions
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 3 of Article 6 of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to educational programs, so as to direct the State Board of Education to determine eligibility criteria for foster care students to receive special education and related services; to require the Department of Education to provide guidance to local school systems; to require local school systems to immediately determine whether to initiate the initial evaluation process for newly enrolled foster care students; to require the State Board of Education to develop rules and regulations; to provide for definitions; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jul/01/2021 - Effective Date
Jul/29/2020 - Act 497
Jul/29/2020 - House Date Signed by Governor
Jun/30/2020 - House Sent to Governor
Jun/26/2020 - House Agreed Senate Amend or Sub
Jun/25/2020 - Senate Passed/Adopted As Amended
Jun/25/2020 - Senate Third Read
Jun/24/2020 - Senate Read Second Time
Jun/24/2020 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported
Mar/09/2020 - Senate Read and Referred
Mar/05/2020 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/05/2020 - House Third Readers
Feb/28/2020 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/03/2020 - House Second Readers
Jan/31/2020 - House First Readers
Jan/30/2020 - House Hopper
03/05/2020 Modified Structured Rule
Jun/26/2020 - House Vote #781Yea(164)Nay(0)NV(8)
Jun/25/2020 - Senate Vote #766Yea(49)Nay(0)NV(5)
Mar/05/2020 - House Vote #538Yea(166)Nay(0)NV(1)
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