Children; services for deaf or hard of hearing. (HB676)

Introduced By

Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), and Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Children who are deaf or hard of hearing; services; advisory subcommittee. Declares it the goal of the Commonwealth that each child who is deaf or hard of hearing is (i) as linguistically ready for kindergarten as his peers who are not deaf or hard of hearing and (ii) receptively and expressively literate in English and literate in written English by the end of third grade. The bill requires each agency of the Commonwealth that is responsible for providing services to children who are deaf or hard of hearing to collaborate to provide unified and seamless services for each such child from the onset of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention process through the end of his elementary and secondary school career. The bill also establishes a 14-member Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children's Advisory Subcommittee within the Disability Commission to advise the Commission on the provision of services in the Commonwealth for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101906D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2018Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #2
01/23/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB676)
02/02/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (9-Y 1-N)
02/07/2018Reported from Education with substitute (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2018Committee substitute printed 18106363D-H1
02/08/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB676H1)
02/09/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106363D-H1
02/12/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB676H1
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House (70-Y 30-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (70-Y 30-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/22/2018Continued to 2019 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
11/30/2018Left in Education and Health