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HB18-1108

Commission Deaf Hard Of Hearing Deafblind

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.
Session:
2018 Regular Session
Subject:
State Government
Bill Summary

Colorado commission for the deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind - commission name change - expansion of duties - pilot program - deafblind citizens council creation. The act 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 act 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 act 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.

The act updates references to "deaf or hard of hearing" to "deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind".


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

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