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HB 561: Persons Who are Deaf


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.

Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Last Action: 4/28/2015 House - Died in Highway and Waterway Safety Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    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

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  • HB 561, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/3/2015 at 9:48 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    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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