Honorable Jimmie Don Aycock, Chair, House Committee on Public Education
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB2056 by Allen (Relating to representation of a person in a special education impartial due process hearing.), As Introduced
The bill would allow a person to be represented in a special education impartial due process hearing by either a licensed attorney or a person with special knowledge or training with respect to problems of children with disabilities.
Based on the analysis of the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the bill has no significant fiscal impact to the state.
If hearing officers were authorized to determine whether a nonattorney had sufficient knowledge or training to represent a parent or guardian, there could be litigation costs if a parent or guardian sought judicial review of a hearing officer's decision.
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