Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing; replaces certain terminology. (HB2137)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Thomas (R-Stafford)

Progress

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

Description

Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing; terminology. Replaces the term "hearing impaired" and its variations with "deaf or hard of hearing," "hearing loss," or "loss of hearing" throughout the Code of Virginia. The bill also renames the Virginia Hearing Impairment Identification and Monitoring System as the Virginia Hearing Loss Identification and Monitoring System. Amends § 19.2-152.4:3, § 22.1-213, § 22.1-214, § 22.1-217.01, § 22.1-319, § 3.2-6528, § 32.1-64.1, § 32.1-64.2, § 36-99.5, § 46.2-342, § 51.5-44, § 51.5-45, § 54.1-2600, § 8.01-384.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/08/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Committee
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101301D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/14/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2137)

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