The legislature will have the following hearing at the Missouri State Capitol. MCDHH encourages you to share your experiences as part of the legislative process!
House Bill 1572: Updates to Driver’s License System
January 10, 8:00 am
House Hearing Room 5
***Please be aware that hearings are often changed or rescheduled at the last minute; check http://www.house.mo.gov/HearingDisplay/ for the most up-to-date information, make travel plans accordingly, and remember that patience is key!
How To Show Your Support
• Attend the hearings, and organize a carpool in your area
• Offer testimony, in person or in writing (contact MCDHH for details)
• Contact your representatives and tell them why these issues are important in your local community
o Find your representative here: http://www.house.mo.gov/legislatorlookup.aspx
o Find your senator here: http://www.senate.mo.gov/LegisLookup/Default.aspx
Share this information with your friends, family, colleagues, and local organizations so they can participate too!
Full bill information: http://house.mo.gov/Bill.aspx?bill=HB1572&year=2018&code=R
Summary: Representative Lyle Rowland (R, District 155) filed House Bill 1572. This bill will make the licensing system more efficient and culturally appropriate for Deaf and Hard of Hearing drivers. Right now, the code used to identify hearing loss on a license is J88; however, many officers are not able to identify this code quickly. This bill will change the code from J88 to DHH for quicker recognition. Additionally, this legislation will remove the outdated term “hearing impaired” from the law.
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