Deaf and 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 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)
11/30/2012Left in Education and Health