Update on Deaf Child’s Bill of Rights in Virginia

February 14, 2013 in Community News, Disability Law, Education & Outreach, Families

vaThanks to Leslie Prince, VDDHH, 2/13/2013

HB1344 (Bell) The House version of the Deaf Child’s Bill of Rights has been approved (vote 40-0) by the Senate with an amendment (changes Individualized Education Program to individualized education program).  It has been sent back to the House for a vote on the bill with this amendment.

SB1097 (Hanger) – This Senate version was reported from the Committee on Education on a vote of 22-0.  A final vote in the House is expected today.

This bill may need to be conformed to (made to match) HB1344 as amended by the Senate.

At this point, there are no votes against either bill in the House or the Senate.


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