Language Deprivation Recognition Timeline

Refer to our Language Deprivation Recognition Timeline page for further updates. This page is outdated.

2007

  • October 11 - American Academy of Pediatrics published a Joint Committee on Infant Hearing supplemental position paper (2007) - LEAD-K refers to this position paper in their letter to ACIA (February 21, 2019) - STATEMENT

2015

  • April 27 - SB 210 (California) bill was introduced

    • October 08 - SB 210 (California) signed into law by Governor - BILL

2016

  • January 13 - SB 323 (Kansas) bill was introduced

  • January 22 - SB 2476 (Hawaii) bill was introduced

  • February 8 - Nyle DiMarco Foundation established (Announced April 11) - ANNOUNCEMENT

  • March 23 - SB 2825 (Rhode Island) bill was introduced (DEAD)

  • April 1 - AGBell posts response to Washington Post about Nyle DiMarco - RESPONSE

  • April 3 - National Black Deaf Advocates write open letter to AGBell - LETTER

  • August 18 - Nyle DiMarco Foundation announces partnership with LEAD-K - ANNOUNCEMENT

  • May 12 - SB 323 (Kansas) signed into law by Governor Sam Brownback - BILL

  • June 30 - SB 2476 (Hawaii) signed into law by Governor David Ige - BILL

  • October 19 - HB 6005 (Michigan) bill was introduced (DEAD)

2017

  • January 10 - HB 1873 (Virginia) bill was introduced (DEAD)

  • January 13 - HB 532 (Mississippi) bill was introduced (DEAD)

  • January 17 - HB 554 (New Hampshire) bill was introduced (DEAD)

  • February 16 - HB 253 (Alabama) bill was introduced (DEAD)

  • February 28 - HB 1076 (Missouri) bill was introduced (DEAD)

  • March 10 - HB 2571 (West Virginia) bill was introduced (DEAD)

  • March 23 - HB 3253 (Texas) bill was introduced (DEAD)

  • April 15 - Nyle DiMarco Foundation announces grant for “Assessing a Deaf Child’s ASL” workshop - ANNOUNCEMENT

  • April 17 - HB 3412 (Oregon) bill was introduced

  • May 11 - AB 4772 (Michigan) was introduced (DEAD 2018)

  • August 15 - HB 3412 (Oregon) Signed into law by Governor Kate Brown - FINAL BILL

  • September 20  - LEAD-K open letter to AGBell - TRANSCRIPT - VIDEO (Pending Copy)

  • October 19 - HB 5158 (Michigan) bill was introduced (DEAD)

  • November 3 - AGBell letter to LEAD-K - LETTER

  • HB 481 (Missouri) bill was introduced (DEAD)

  • SB 51 (Missouri) bill was introduced (DEAD)

  • SB 983 (Virginia) bill was introduced (DEAD)

2018

  • January 3 - HB 1798 (Missouri) bill was introduced (DEAD)

  • January 10 - SB 160 (Virginia) bill was introduced (DEAD 2019)

  • January 11 - HB 189 / SB 141 (Alabama) bill was introduced (DEAD)

  • January 23 - SB 2076 (Iowa) bill was introduced (DEAD)

  • January 24 - HB 1155 (South Dakota) bill was introduced

  • January 30 - HB 2140 (Iowa) bill was introduced *branch off SB 2076 (DEAD)

  • January 31 - SB 2045

  • February 2 - Sheri Farinha Open Letter to Karl White in response to EHDI's declining LEAD-K workshop in EHDI Conference - LETTER - VIDEO (Pending Copy)

  • Feb 6 - ASHA created a opposition letter for HB1798 for Missouri opposers addressed to The Honorable Travis Fitzwater - LETTER

  • February 23 - LEAD-K open letter to AGBell - TRANSCRIPT - VIDEO (pending copy)

  • February 27 - HB 199 (Louisiana) bill was introduced - BILL

  • March 2 - AGBell letter to Sheri Ann Farinha - LETTER - VIDEO (Pending Copy)

  • March 9 - HB 1155 (South Dakota) Bill signed into law by Governor Governor Dennis Daugaard - BILL

  • March 16 - Sheri Ann Farinha letter to AGBell in response to their March 2, 2018 letter. - LETTER - VIDEO (Pending Copy)

  • April 4 - ASHA created an opposition letter for HB199 for Louisiana opposers addressed to the The Honorable Patricia Haynes Smith - LETTER

  • May 8 - HB 844 (Georgia) bill signed into law by GovernorGovernor Nathan Deal - BILL

  • May 23 - HB 199 (Louisiana) bill signed into law by Governor Governor John Bel Edwards - BILL

    7 states passed LEAD-K modeled bills prior to meeting with AGBell

  • October 12 - LEAD-K and AGBell completed modified LEAD-K model bill -BILL

  • October 26 - LEAD-K shares announcement with community about AGBell - ANNOUNCEMENT

  • Oct 25-27 - LEAD-K hosts summit in Sacramento, California

  • October 26 - AG Bell releases statement on LEAD-K Agreement - STATEMENT

  • November 21 - AGBell releases FAQ on LEAD-K Agreement - PRESS RELEASE

  • December 10 - ACIA Publishes position statement on Parent Choice - STATEMENT

  • AB 1893 carried over from AB 4772

2019

  • January 8 - SB 280 (South Carolina) bill was introduced - BILL

  • January 10 - HB 2205 (West Virginia) bill was introduced - BILL

  • January 16 - HB 1484 (Indiana) bill was introduced - BILL

  • January 22 - SB 305 (Massachusetts) bill was introduced - BILL

  • January 28 - HB 6413 (Connecticut) bill was introduced - BILL

  • February 4 - SB 154 (Oklahoma) bill was introduced - BILL (Withdrawn - March 22)

  • February 4 - SB 785 (Maryland) introduced bill - BILL

  • February 5 - HB 1413 (Texas) bill was introduced - BILL

  • February 7 - SB 642 (Maine) bill was introduced - BILL

  • February 10 - LEAD-K letter to ACIA - LETTER

  • February 27 - ACIA letter to LEAD-K - LETTER

  • March 2 - Dr. Natasha Kordus and Julie Rems-Smario present Language Deprivation chart at the 2019 EDIH Conference - CHART

    (California Deaf Education Resource Center (CDERC) and California Department of Education)

  • March 7 - LEAD-K open letter to Donna Sorkin, Executive Director, American Cochlear Implant Alliance (ACIA) - LETTER - VIDEO (Pending Copy)

  • March 11 - SB 4410 (New York) bill was introduced - BILL

  • March 18 - LEAD-K publishes statement to ROAR - STATEMENT - VIDEO (Pending Copy)

NOTE: This is a ongoing timeline. If you have any suggestions, recommendations, or requests, please contact us. The timeline is incomplete.  

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