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Text of the IDEA Full Funding Act of 2000

This bill was introduced on January 27, 2000, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jan 27, 2000 (Introduced).

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HR 3545 IH

106th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3545

To authorize appropriations for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to achieve full funding by 2010, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 27, 2000

Mr. MARTINEZ (for himself and Mr. KILDEE) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

To authorize appropriations for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to achieve full funding by 2010, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘IDEA Full Funding Act of 2000’.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    The Congress finds the following:

      (1) Children with disabilities are guaranteed an equal opportunity to an education under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.

      (2) While States and local educational agencies are responsible for providing an education for all children with disabilities, it is in the national interest that the Federal Government have a role in assisting State and local efforts to educate children with disabilities in order to improve results for those children and to ensure equal protection of the law.

      (3) It is estimated that the excess expense of educating a child with a disability is equal to 40 percent of the national average per pupil expenditure.

      (4) Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Congress committed the Federal Government to contributing up to 40 percent of the national average per pupil expenditure for the purpose of educating children with disabilities.

      (5) To date, the Federal Government has never contributed more than 12.6 percent of the maximum state grant allocation for educating children with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

SEC. 3. PURPOSE.

    It is the purpose of this Act to reach the Federal Government’s goal of providing 40 percent of the national average per pupil expenditure for the purpose of education all children with disabilities by 2010.

SEC. 4. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION ACT.

    (a) ASSISTANCE FOR EDUCATION OF ALL CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES- Section 611(j) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1411(j)) is amended to read as follows:

    ‘(j) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- For the purpose of carrying out this part, other than section 619, there are authorized to be appropriated--

      ‘(1) $7,000,000,000 for fiscal year 2001;

      ‘(2) $9,000,000,000 for fiscal year 2002;

      ‘(3) $11,000,000,000 for fiscal year 2003;

      ‘(4) $13,000,000,000 for fiscal year 2004;

      ‘(5) $15,000,000,000 for fiscal year 2005;

      ‘(6) $17,000,000,000 for fiscal year 2006;

      ‘(7) $19,000,000,000 for fiscal year 2007;

      ‘(8) $21,000,000,000 for fiscal year 2008;

      ‘(9) $23,000,000,000 for fiscal year 2009;

      ‘(10) $25,000,000,000 for fiscal year 2010; and

      ‘(11) such sums as may be necessary for each subsequent fiscal year.’.

    (b) PRESCHOOL GRANTS- Section 619(j) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1419(j)) is amended to read as follows:

    ‘(j) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- For the purpose of carrying out this section, there are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary--

      ‘(1) $400,000,000 for fiscal year 2001;

      ‘(2) $450,000,000 for fiscal year 2002;

      ‘(3) $500,000,000 for fiscal year 2003;

      ‘(4) $550,000,000 for fiscal year 2004;

      ‘(5) $600,000,000 for fiscal year 2005;

      ‘(6) $650,000,000 for fiscal year 2006;

      ‘(7) $700,000,000 for fiscal year 2007;

      ‘(8) $750,000,000 for fiscal year 2008;

      ‘(9) $800,000,000 for fiscal year 2009; and

      ‘(10) $850,000,000 for fiscal year 2010.’.

    (c) INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES- Section 645 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1445) is amended to read as follows:

‘SEC. 645. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    ‘For the purpose of carrying out this part, there are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary--

      ‘(1) $400,000,000 for fiscal year 2001;

      ‘(2) $450,000,000 for fiscal year 2002;

      ‘(3) $500,000,000 for fiscal year 2003;

      ‘(4) $550,000,000 for fiscal year 2004;

      ‘(5) $600,000,000 for fiscal year 2005;

      ‘(6) $650,000,000 for fiscal year 2006;

      ‘(7) $700,000,000 for fiscal year 2007;

      ‘(8) $750,000,000 for fiscal year 2008;

      ‘(9) $800,000,000 for fiscal year 2009; and

      ‘(10) $850,000,000 for fiscal year 2010.’.

    (d) STATE PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT GRANTS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES- Section 656 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1456) is amended to read as follows:

‘SEC. 656. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    ‘There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this subpart--

      ‘(1) $40,000,000 for fiscal year 2001;

      ‘(2) $45,000,000 for fiscal year 2002;

      ‘(3) $50,000,000 for fiscal year 2003;

      ‘(4) $55,000,000 for fiscal year 2004;

      ‘(5) $60,000,000 for fiscal year 2005;

      ‘(6) $65,000,000 for fiscal year 2006;

      ‘(7) $70,000,000 for fiscal year 2007;

      ‘(8) $75,000,000 for fiscal year 2008;

      ‘(9) $80,000,000 for fiscal year 2009; and

      ‘(10) $85,000,000 for fiscal year 2010.’.

    (e) PERSONNEL PREPARATION TO IMPROVE SERVICES AND RESULTS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES- Section 673(j) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1473(j)) is amended to read as follows:

    ‘(j) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section--

      ‘(1) $85,000,000 for fiscal year 2001;

      ‘(2) $90,000,000 for fiscal year 2002;

      ‘(3) $95,000,000 for fiscal year 2003;

      ‘(4) $100,000,000 for fiscal year 2004;

      ‘(5) $105,000,000 for fiscal year 2005;

      ‘(6) $110,000,000 for fiscal year 2006;

      ‘(7) $115,000,000 for fiscal year 2007;

      ‘(8) $120,000,000 for fiscal year 2008;

      ‘(9) $125,000,000 for fiscal year 2009; and

      ‘(10) $130,000,000 for fiscal year 2010.’.

    (f) TECHNICAL AND RELATED ASSISTANCE- Section 686 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1486) is amended to read as follows:

‘SEC. 686. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    ‘There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out sections 681 through 685--

      ‘(1) $65,000,000 for fiscal year 2001;

      ‘(2) $70,000,000 for fiscal year 2002;

      ‘(3) $75,000,000 for fiscal year 2003;

      ‘(4) $80,000,000 for fiscal year 2004;

      ‘(5) $85,000,000 for fiscal year 2005;

      ‘(6) $90,000,000 for fiscal year 2006;

      ‘(7) $95,000,000 for fiscal year 2007;

      ‘(8) $100,000,000 for fiscal year 2008;

      ‘(9) $105,000,000 for fiscal year 2009; and

      ‘(10) $110,000,000 for fiscal year 2010.’.