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(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1432(4)(B), 1439(a), 1440)

Subpart G--State Interagency Coordinating Council

§303.600 Establishment of Council.

(a) A State that desires to receive financial assistance under Part C of the Act must establish a State Interagency Coordinating Council (Council) as defined in

§303.8.

(b) The Council must be appointed by the Governor. The Governor must ensure that the membership of the Council reasonably represents the population of the State.

(c) The Governor must designate a member of the Council to serve as the chairperson of the Council or require the Council to do so. Any member of the Council who is a representative of the lead agency designated under

§303.201 may not serve as the chairperson of the Council.

(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1441(a))

§303.601 Composition.

(a) The Council must be composed as follows:

(1)(i) At least 20 percent of the members must be parents, including minority parents, of infants or toddlers with disabilities or children with disabilities aged 12 years or younger, with knowledge of, or experience with, programs for infants and toddlers with disabilities.

(ii) At least one parent member must be a parent of