2015 Bill: Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act

There is much discussion about the bill recently filed regarding students with sensory loss. This bill, with differing language, has been submitted in previous years and died. Bills die for many reasons, so do not think it makes a bill good or bad. Read the language to decide if you are for or against the pieces it describes. Realize bill language changes through amendments, as it is discussed in both the House and the Senate. Know that bills must have a sister (or one place approves and sends it to the other side for approval) to move through both places and at times these bills will have different criteria. In the end, both the House and the Senate need to agree on one. I am giving you a variety of links so you can inform yourself regarding this bill. And, if bills and laws start getting fuzzy, we can lovingly fall back on School House Rock for guidance! Enjoy!

Press Release

AFB’s Announcement

Congress Bill where you can track changes

AFB easy to read bill language

School House Rock How a Bill Becomes a Law

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