HB 317: Improve Ed for Children Who Are Deaf

Summary: Directs state board of Ed to take steps to improve literacy and language competency among students that are deaf or hard of hearing. Click here for official bill history, bill text, and vote records.

Status: Introduced in the House, heard in the House Committee on Education, House Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Committee on Education/Higher Education. Passed 6/10/2013. Signed into law by Gov. McCrory 6/19/2013. 

WNC Legislators sponsoring the bill: 

  • Primary Sponsors: Hugh Blackwell (HD86) 
  • Sponsors: Tim Moffitt (HD116), Nathan Ramsey (HD115), Christ Whitmire (HD113)

Voting for HB 317
Rep. Roger West (R)
Rep. Michelle Presnell (R)
Rep. Joe Sam Queen (D)
Rep. Chuck McGrady (R)
Rep. Susan Fisher (D)
Rep. Nathan Ramsey (R)
Rep. Chris Whitmire (R)
Rep. Mike Hager (R)
Rep. Hugh Blackwell (R)
Rep. Josh Dobson (R)

Sen. Jim Davis (R)
Sen. Tom Apodaca (R)
Sen. Martin Nesbitt (D)
Sen. Ralph Hise (R)
Sen. Warren Daniel (R)
Sen. Dan Soucek (R)

Voting Against HB 317

Not Voting
Rep. Tim Moffitt (R) - excused absence
Rep. Jonathan Jordan (R) - excused absence