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Remote Access Information Program for Deaf-Blind Individuals - Establishment

Sponsored by:

Senator Astle


In the Senate - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m.

Synopsis:Establishing the Remote Access Information Program for Deaf-Blind Individuals to use remote assistive technology to connect certain deaf-blind individuals with a human assistant to provide real-time information that would not otherwise be available; requiring the Department of Information Technology to consult with the Department of Disabilities to establish and administer the Program and adopt certain regulations; requiring a certain annual payment to the Department of Disabilities; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Senators Astle, Conway, Currie, DeGrange, Eckardt, Edwards, Feldman, Hershey, Jennings, Kagan, Klausmeier, Lee, Manno, McFadden, Peters, Reilly, Rosapepe, Serafini, Smith, and Young
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
Finance  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):State Government - Agencies, Offices, and Officials
Narrow Subject(s):Blind Persons
Deaf Persons
Disabilities, Department of
Electronic Communication -see also- Comm; Elec.Gov; Lang; Te
Information Technology, Department of
Prices -see also- Consumer Price Index
Public Information
Rules and Regulations
Telecommunications and Information Technology
Statutes:Article - State Finance and Procurement
(3A-801 through 3A-803)

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February 24, 2018 12:37 P.M.