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2007-2008 Regular Session - SB 168
Deaf Child's Bill of Rights Act; communication needs of a deaf student
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 3 of Article 6 of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to educational programs under the "Quality Basic Education Act," so as to enact the "Deaf Child´s Bill of Rights Act"; to provide for legislative findings; to provide for a definition; to require that a school system will take into account the specific communication needs of a deaf student; to provide for the explanation of options to the parent or guardian of a deaf student; to provide that a deaf student shall not be denied the opportunity for instruction in a particular communication mode or language; to provide for statutory construction; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jul/01/2007 - Effective Date
May/23/2007 - Act 201
May/23/2007 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
May/03/2007 - Senate Sent to Governor
Apr/20/2007 - House Passed/Adopted
Apr/20/2007 - House Third Readers
Apr/11/2007 - House Committee Favorably Reported
Mar/27/2007 - House Second Readers
Mar/20/2007 - House First Readers
Mar/19/2007 - Senate Passed/Adopted
Mar/19/2007 - Senate Third Read
Mar/01/2007 - Senate Read Second Time
Feb/28/2007 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported
Feb/20/2007 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/14/2007 - Senate Hopper
Apr/20/2007 - House Vote #449Yea(163)Nay(0)NV(12)
Mar/19/2007 - Senate Vote #130Yea(46)Nay(0)NV(3)
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