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New York Governor Spitzer Signs 'Burden of Proof' Act

August 16, 2007

(ALBANY, NY - August 16, 2007) New York Governor Eliot Spitzer has signed A-5396A, known as the 'Burden of Proof" bill, into law.
The law will require that school districts, not parents, bear the burden of proof in special education hearings for children with disabilities such as autism. The law will allow parents to protect their child's right to an education without hiring an attorney.