Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing; replaces certain terminology. (HB2137)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Thomas (R-Stafford)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing; terminology. Replaces the term "hearing impaired" and its variations with "deaf or hard of hearing" and "hearing loss" throughout the Code of Virginia. The bill also renames the Virginia Hearing Impairment Identification and Monitoring System as the Virginia Hearing Loss Identification and Monitoring System. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101301D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/14/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2137)
01/22/2019Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2019Read first time
01/25/2019Read second time
01/25/2019Committee amendments agreed to
01/25/2019Engrossed by House as amended HB2137E
01/25/2019Printed as engrossed 19101301D-E
01/25/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2137E)
01/28/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/28/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/14/2019Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Read third time
02/18/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2137ER)
02/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2137ER)
02/21/2019Signed by Speaker
02/21/2019Signed by President
02/28/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 28, 2019
02/28/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/08/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 288 (effective 7/1/19)
03/08/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0288)