CONSULTATION WITH THE GOVERNOR
SEC. 8032. CONSULTATION WITH THE GOVERNOR.
Subpart 2 of part F of title VIII, as amended and redesignated by
section 8001 of this Act, is further amended by adding at the end the
``SEC. 8540. <<NOTE: 20 USC 7920.>> CONSULTATION WITH THE
``(a) In General.--A State educational agency shall consult in a
timely and meaningful manner with the Governor, or appropriate officials
from the Governor's office, in the development of State plans under
titles I and II and section 8302.
``(b) Timing.--The consultation described in subsection (a) shall
include meetings of officials from the State educational agency and the
Governor's office and shall occur--
``(1) during the development of such plan; and
``(2) prior to submission of the plan to the Secretary.
``(c) Joint Signature Authority.--A Governor shall have 30 days
prior to the State educational agency submitting the State plan under
title I or II or section 8302 to the Secretary to sign such plan. If the
Governor has not signed the plan within 30 days of delivery by the State
educational agency to the Governor, the State educational agency shall
submit the plan to the Secretary without such signature.''.
Previously not included in NCLB.