Visually impaired students; evaluation by certified Teacher of Visually Impaired. (SB291)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson) with support from co-patrons Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax), and Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Visually impaired students; Braille. Requires each visually impaired student to be evaluated by a certified Teacher of the Visually Impaired and requires the student to receive instruction in Braille or the use of Braille unless the team responsible for developing the student's IEP (IEP team) or the team responsible for developing the student's plan pursuant to 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (504 team) determines that instruction in Braille or the use of Braille is not appropriate to the student's educational needs. Current law requires a determination of the appropriateness of Braille but does not require the evaluation. The bill allows IEP teams and 504 teams to provide other specialized educational services and assistive technology devices in addition to Braille. The bill disallows the presence of some residual vision from precluding instruction in Braille and the use of Braille. The bill permits IEP teams and 504 teams to provide blind students with instruction in Nemeth Braille and the use of Nemeth Braille in addition to Braille. Amends § 22.1-217, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/06/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14
01/06/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102564D
01/06/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/08/2014Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/30/2014Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2014Committee substitute printed 14104237D-S1
01/30/2014Rereferred to Finance
01/31/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB291S1)
02/04/2014Reported from Finance (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2014Read second time
02/06/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104237D-S1
02/06/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB291S1
02/07/2014Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/12/2014Placed on Calendar
02/12/2014Read first time
02/12/2014Referred to Committee on Education
02/17/2014Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2014Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/18/2014Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/27/2014Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
03/04/2014Left in Appropriations

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB228.