Senate Bill No. 958
               Senate Bill No. 958

              SPECIAL ACT NO. 97-10


AN  ACT  CONCERNING SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARINGS AND
SENIOR JUDGES OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Notwithstanding any provision  of  the general
statutes, the Chief Court Administrator may assign
a  senior  judge   of   the   superior   court  to
participate in a  pilot program to improve special
education due process  hearings.  Under  the pilot
program, the senior  judge may conduct hearings on
behalf of the  Department of Education and provide
other technical assistance  to  the  department to
improve the hearing  process.  The  Department  of
Education shall be responsible for all expenses of
the pilot program.

Approved May 29, 1997