Legislative Agenda Weekly Updates
Weekly Update on the progress made with the Legislative Agenda concerning Employment supports, Centralized Accommodation Fund, Requiring Use of Closed Captioning, Requiring Hearing Aid Vendors to Inform Purchasers of the Benefits of T-Coils, Providing additional funding for DHS’s Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services Division, and other bills. Read more updates as of 2/23/2015
Read the 2015 Legislative Agenda Team Key Talking Points
Register for Meet With Your Legislator Day (No Rally) on March 4th, 2015!
This year’s bills will:
Increase jobs for adults and young adults who are deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing, provide a centralized fund for interpreters and CART for employees who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind, require captioning in public places, provide better information to people who purchase hearing aids, and prevent cuts to programs and services
On March 4th Meet With Your Legislator Day our goal is to get as many people to make appointments with legislators and show the community’s strength. We will meet at the old Kelly Inn. We will not have a rally this year. Why? The capitol is under construction. There is no place for large groups of people get together. The rotunda is closed.
Keep reading for more information and to register for Meet With Your Legislator Day on March 4th, 2015. Read "Register for Meet With Your Legislator Day (No Rally) on March 4th, 2015!"
2015 Legislative Session
MNCDHH 2015 Legislative Session Bills include:
Employment supports for adults and youth who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing- SF 486, Establishing a Centralized Accommodation Fund, Requiring Hearing Aid Vendors to Inform Purchasers of the Benefits of T-Coils, Requiring Closed Captioning be Activated upon Request on TVs in Public Places, and monitoring other bills to see if we need to oppose or advocate them. Read "2015 Legislative Session"
Statewide Conference for Professionals
The Commission sponsored Collaborative Plan Professional Symposium and Parent Conference at Breezy Point Resort in Brainerd, Minnesota is set. Teachers and other professionals who serve students who are deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing will meet April 16-18, 2015; parents will meet April 17-19, 2015. Registration for this event will open mid-January. Watch for announcements on the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Listserve and the Commission for Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans website. Read "Statewide Conference for Professionals"
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