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Update on Deaf Child’s Bill of Rights Legislation


 From Leslie Prince, Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

 On January 24th, the House Education Subcommittee on Students and Early Education discussed the Deaf Child’s Bill of Rights bill (HB1344)  At that meeting, the subcommittee voted to recommend reporting the bill with amendments. The amendments change the word “shall” to “may” in lines 15, 17 and 35.

The full Education committee will discuss the bill at its meeting tomorrow, January 28th,  at 8:30 a.m. in House Room C.  NOTE: This is a time change from the regularly noted 9:00 a.m. start time for this committee.   There will be interpreters for this meeting.

The Senate version of this bill, SB1097 is in the Senate Education and Health subcommittee on Public Education which meets on Mondays, 1/2 hour after adjournment at the call of the chair.  No agenda is posted for this subcommittee for tomorrow and I have not received notice that this bill will be on the docket  in that subcommittee tomorrow.

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