HB18-1108

HB18-1108 - Commission Deaf Hard Of Hearing Deafblind

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Concerning the Colorado commission for the deaf and hard of hearing, and, in connection therewith, renaming the commission the Colorado commission for the deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind; creating the Colorado deafblind citizens council to advise the commission on deafblind issues; clarifying and expanding the commission's duties to provide services to the deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind; and changing the membership of the committee charged with reviewing grant applications.

The bill changes the name of the 'Colorado commission for the deaf and hard of hearing' to the 'Colorado commission for the deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind'. The bill expands the commission's duties to include establishing a community access program for one-on-one system navigation and changes the membership on the committee reviewing grant applications under the act. The bill creates the deafblind citizens council to advise the commission on assisting the deafblind community. The commission must also establish a pilot program to provide auxiliary services to executive agencies. The pilot program must be evaluated by an independent contractor and the evaluation must be provided to the governor and general assembly.

Currently the laws of the state refer to 'deaf or hard of hearing'. The bill updates the references to 'deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind'.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Latest update: April 20, 2018
04/20/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/19/2018 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/19/2018 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
04/10/2018 - House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
01/18/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services