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2009-2010 Regular Session - HB 566
Blind Persons' Braille Literacy Rights and Education Act; enact
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HC: EducationSC:
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, so as to enact the "Blind Persons' Braille Literacy Rights and Education Act"; to provide definitions; to require an evaluation of a blind or visually impaired child to determine such child's need for Braille instruction; to require Braille instruction in the individualized education program of a blind or visually impaired student; to provide requirements for textbook publishers relating to Braille instructional materials; to provide license requirements relating to Braille for certain teachers; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Mar/03/2009 - House Second Readers
Feb/26/2009 - House First Readers
Feb/25/2009 - House Hopper