HB 561: Persons Who are Deaf
GENERAL BILL by Torres
Persons Who are Deaf; Authorizes deaf individual to obtain identification card & placard to indicate that individual is deaf from DHSMV; requires law enforcement officer to seek an interpreter before arresting deaf person; provides emergency exception; requires Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission to provide basic skills training for law enforcement officers to deal with deaf; requires each law enforcement agency to have at least one on-call officer who is trained in or knows American Sign Language.
Last Action: 4/28/2015 House - Died in Highway and Waterway Safety Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF
• Referred to Highway and Waterway Safety Subcommittee; Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Economic Affairs Committee -HJ 48
• Introduced -HJ 48
• Died in Highway and Waterway Safety Subcommittee
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