Olmstead/Community Integration

Bills CommitteeLast actionDate
HB 1450 - Orrock - Individuals with disabilities; terminology. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0148)03/22/23
notes: Replaces various instances of the terms "handicap," "handicapped," and similar variations throughout the Code of Virginia with alternative terms, as appropriate in the statutory context, such as "disability" and "impairment." The bill contains technical amendments. The bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Disability Commission.
HB 2172 - Sickles - Rights of persons with disabilities; definitions, mobility-impaired person. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0513)03/26/23
notes: Removes from the definition of "mobility-impaired person" the requirement that such person complete training to use a dog for service or support as a prerequisite to invoking the rights of persons with disabilities under Chapter 9 ( 51.5-40 et seq.) of Title 51.5.