Florida Senate - 2022                                    SB 1294
       By Senator Gruters
       23-00933-22                                           20221294__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to individual education plan meetings;
    3         amending s. 1002.20, F.S.; authorizing a parent of a
    4         public school student to audio or video record any
    5         meeting with his or her child’s individual education
    6         plan (IEP) team; requiring the parent to notify the
    7         school district in writing a specified time in advance
    8         of his or her intent to record the meeting; amending
    9         s. 1014.04, F.S.; providing that parents have the
   10         right to audio or video record meetings with their
   11         child’s IEP team; providing an effective date.
   13  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   15         Section 1. Paragraph (c) is added to subsection (21) of
   16  section 1002.20, Florida Statutes, to read:
   17         1002.20 K-12 student and parent rights.—Parents of public
   18  school students must receive accurate and timely information
   19  regarding their child’s academic progress and must be informed
   20  of ways they can help their child to succeed in school. K-12
   21  students and their parents are afforded numerous statutory
   22  rights including, but not limited to, the following:
   23         (21) PARENTAL INPUT AND MEETINGS.—
   24         (c) IEP meetings.Notwithstanding s. 934.03 and subject to
   25  the protections provided in the Family Educational Rights and
   26  Privacy Act of 1974, 20 U.S.C. s. 1232g, and ss. 1002.22 and
   27  1002.225, a parent of a public school student may audio or video
   28  record any meeting with his or her child’s IEP team, provided
   29  that the parent notifies the school district in writing of his
   30  or her intent to record the meeting at least 24 hours in advance
   31  of the meeting.
   32         Section 2. Paragraph (k) is added to subsection (1) of
   33  section 1014.04, Florida Statutes, to read:
   34         1014.04 Parental rights.—
   35         (1) All parental rights are reserved to the parent of a
   36  minor child in this state without obstruction or interference
   37  from the state, any of its political subdivisions, any other
   38  governmental entity, or any other institution, including, but
   39  not limited to, all of the following rights of a parent of a
   40  minor child in this state:
   41         (k) The right, pursuant to s. 1002.20(21)(c), to audio or
   42  video record meetings with his or her child’s individual
   43  education plan (IEP) team.
   44         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.