HB 676 Children; services for deaf or hard of hearing.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)

Children who are deaf or hard of hearing; services; advisory subcommittee. Declares it the goal of the Commonwealth that each child who is deaf or hard of hearing is (i) as linguistically ready for kindergarten as his peers who are not deaf or hard of hearing and (ii) receptively and expressively literate in English and literate in written English by the end of third grade. The bill requires each agency of the Commonwealth that is responsible for providing services to children who are deaf or hard of hearing to collaborate to provide unified and seamless services for each such child from the onset of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention process through the end of his elementary and secondary school career. The bill also establishes a 14-member Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children's Advisory Subcommittee within the Disability Commission to advise the Commission on the provision of services in the Commonwealth for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Full text:
01/09/18  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101906D  pdf | impact statement
02/07/18  House: Committee substitute printed 18106363D-H1  pdf | impact statement

Amendments:
House subcommittee amendments and substitutes

Status:
01/09/18  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101906D
01/09/18  House: Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/18  House: Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #2
02/02/18  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (9-Y 1-N)
02/07/18  House: Reported from Education with substitute (18-Y 4-N)
02/07/18  House: Committee substitute printed 18106363D-H1
02/09/18  House: Read first time
02/12/18  House: Read second time
02/12/18  House: Committee substitute agreed to 18106363D-H1
02/12/18  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB676H1
02/13/18  House: Read third time and passed House (70-Y 30-N)
02/13/18  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (70-Y 30-N)
02/14/18  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/18  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/22/18  Senate: Continued to 2019 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)