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
Date Chamber Action 2/3/2015 House • Filed
2/11/2015 House • Referred to Highway and Waterway Safety Subcommittee; Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Economic Affairs Committee -HJ 48
3/3/2015 House • Introduced -HJ 48
4/28/2015 House • Died in Highway and Waterway Safety Subcommittee
HB 561, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/3/2015 at 9:48 AM
Bill Text: Analyses: None
Related Bills (1)
Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills S 1122 Persons Who are Deaf Soto Similar Last Action: 5/1/2015 S Died in Transportation
Location: In committee/council (TR)
Citations - Statutes (3)
Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help 320.0849 Page 2 (pdf) 901.245 Interpreter services for deaf persons. Page 2 (pdf) 943.1723 Page 3 (pdf)
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