H.R.1208 - IDEA Fairness Restoration Act

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. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: 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. as introduced.
  • Short: IDEA Fairness Restoration Act as introduced.

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03/17/11
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Chris Van Hollen

D-MD

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Official Summary

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 parents' or guardians' case in the action or proceeding, within the

Official Summary

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 parents' or guardians' 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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Organizations Supporting H.R.1208

  • The Association of the Severely Handicapped
  • Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
  • National Association of the Deaf
  • Maryland Council for Exceptional Children
  • Autism Society
  • Access to Independence
  • ...and 2 more. See all.

Organizations Opposing H.R.1208

  • American Association of School Administrators




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