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HB 1673, 64th R.S.
Relating to educational services for the blind and visually handicapped; providing for early identification and appropriate referral of blind and visually handicapped individuals; establishing the Governor's Coordinating Office for the Visually Handicapped; prescribing minimum standards and procedures to assure the more adequate education of individuals handicapped by serious visual loss; delineating the responsibilities of certain state-supported organizations carrying out activities impacted upon or impacting upon educational effort in behalf of blind and visually handicapped individuals; authorizing the Texas School for the Blind to conduct research, demonstration and training activities necessary for the fostering of greater adequacy in the educational effort exerted in behalf of blind and visually handicapped students by the local independent school districts of the state; providing for necessary administrative and programmatic improvements at the Texas School for the Blind; authorizing the establishment of a pilot program of state purchases of goods and services manufactured by multiply handicapped blind individuals who do not derive sufficient benefits from educational programs to be enabled to undertake employment in competitive job settings.

Last action: Effective immediately

Author: George L. Preston
Sponsor: Chet Brooks

Session Law Chapter:
Acts 1975, 64th R.S.,ch. 734, General and Special Laws of Texas

Bill Analyses:
Committee Report (House Study Group)

Disabilities, Persons with
Education--Primary & Secondary--Special

House Committee: Social Services ()
Minutes: April 30 1975 | May 14 1975
Senate Committee: Human Resources ()
Minutes: May 30 1975

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