H.R. 2740 (111th): IDEA Fairness Restoration Act

Introduced:
Jun 04, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Chris Van Hollen Jr.
Representative for Maryland's 8th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jun 04, 2009
Length
2 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 4188 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 14, 2007

H.R. 1208 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 17, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 4, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jun 04, 2009
Referred to Committee Jun 04, 2009
 
Full Title

To amend the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to permit a prevailing party in an action or proceeding brought to enforce the Act to be awarded expert witness fees and certain other expenses.

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Cosponsors
25 cosponsors (21D, 4R) (show)
Committees

House Education and the Workforce

Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education

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6/4/2009--Introduced.
IDEA Fairness Restoration Act - Amends the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to include expert witness fees, including the reasonable costs of any test or evaluation necessary for the preparation of the parent or guardian's case in the action or proceeding, within the definition of "attorneys' fees" that may be awarded to the prevailing party in a civil action brought under such Act.

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