Category: Legislative Highlights

Our View of the Legislature: Budget
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Our View of the Legislature: Budget

On Monday, March 1, the 2021 Special Session of the General Assembly (GA) formally adjourned “sine die,” a Latin term meaning it has adjourned “without a day” to reconvene.

Our View of the Legislature: Traumatic Brain Injury
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Our View of the Legislature: Traumatic Brain Injury

The bills that concern people with brain injury are now nearly complete.  Please know that, after a bill is approved by both houses of the legislature, it goes to the Governor for review.  The Governor can sign the bill, can veto the bill or can amend the bill.  If the bill is sent to the Governor with seven days or more left in the session, he must act on it within seven days.

Our View of the Legislature: Children’s Services Act
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Our View of the Legislature: Children’s Services Act

As part of dLCV’s mission is to advocate for individuals with disabilities to receive services in the least restrictive environment, we’ve been closely monitoring legislation throughout the 2021 sessions that seek to modify Children’s Services Act (CSA) funding.

Our View of the Legislature: Voting
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Our View of the Legislature: Voting

The General Assembly is now in its final week. The legislature is scheduled to end its session a week from today, March 1, 2021.  Committees must conclude their work early this week in order for any remaining bills to make their way through the rest of the process.  Significant bills expanding voting protections for people with disabilities are nearing final days of work. 

Our View of the Legislature: Special Education
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Our View of the Legislature: Special Education

As we near the end of this session, what has happened in the world of special education so far? It’s been an incredible year looking at the impacts of Covid-19 in our schools, the funding mechanisms of the Children’s Services Act, regulatory definitions of traumatic-brain injury, and so much more!