SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 21
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
DATED: MARCH 3, 2016
The Senate Education Committee favorably reports Senate Joint Resolution No. 21.
This joint resolution respectfully urges the President and the Congress of the United States to enact legislation amending the “Individuals with Disabilities Education Act” (IDEA), 20 U.S.C. s.1400 et seq., to include “substance use disorder” as one of the disabilities that qualify a child as a “child with a disability” under the act. As a “child with a disability,” a student with substance use disorder will be eligible for special education programs and services under the act.