Thursday, March 19, 2009

People First Language Bill Update

The House Health committee had a hearing today on the People First Language bill.  The bill was not voted on.  The questions presented by committee members were the same that we have seen in other states where this legislation has been introduced.  The main concern is protecting critical state and federal definitions on developmental disabilities. Even with all the questions there is political support for this legislation in our General Assembly.

Language for this bill will continue to be worked on by advocates and we will update you when the bill is up for a committee vote again.

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