ASL Bill Passes Virginia Senate

February 15, 2011 in Advocacy & Access, Education & Outreach
ASL Bill Passes Virginia Senate

 

Hurrah for the support of Virginia’s senators, who have given us a beautiful valentine! 

Virginia’s Senate voted 34-6 today to pass HB1435. This bill will give academic credit for completion of courses in American Sign Language in a Virginia secondary school or higher education institution. Those credits can then be used to satisfy foreign language credits in public institutions of higher education in Virginia.

Now that the bill has passed both houses it will be enrolled to go to Governor McDonnell for his signature. 

The Governor’s office previously took “no position” on the bill so there is no reason to expect that he would not sign it.

Thanks to Leslie Prince, VDDHH

 

For more information about this bill click here