Deaf or hard-of-hearing children; special education. (HB218)

Introduced By

Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Deaf and hard-of-hearing children; special education.  Requires local school divisions to ensure that Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams consider the specific communication needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing children and address those needs as appropriate in the child's IEP. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103503D
01/09/2012Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2012Assigned Education sub: Students and Early Education
01/19/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/19/2012Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/23/2012Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2012Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/24/2012Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/06/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 1-N)
02/08/2012Reported from Appropriations with amendment (21-Y 1-N)
02/08/2012Reported from Appropriations with amendments (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Read second time
02/13/2012Committee amendments agreed to
02/13/2012Engrossed by House as amended HB218E
02/13/2012Printed as engrossed 12103503D-E
02/14/2012Read third time and passed House (98-Y 1-N)
02/14/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2012Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/23/2012Continued to 2013 in Education and Health (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)