Current Bills We're Watching:
HB 727 - Services for Individuals with Disabilities
UPDATE: 5/16/13 - Referred to Senate Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight
HB 517 - Adds an individual with mental disabilities to the list of people who must be afforded the same rights as those without disabilities in public places and the right to be accompanied by a service dog. (See also SB33, HB 834)
HB 709 - Establishes the Missourians with Disabilities Job Act of 2013, which requires 3% of goods and services purchased by state departments to be from persons with physical or mental disabilities.
U. S. Legislation:
HR 509 - TEAM Employment Act of 2013 - To amend the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to authorize grants for the transition of youths with significant disabilities to adulthood.
HR 510 - TEAM Education Act of 2013 - To amend the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to make improvements to the individualized education program under that Act and facilitate the transition of children with disabilities to adulthood, and for other purposes.
HR 511 - TEAM Empowerment Act of 2013 - To amend the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 to provide assistance to states for development and implementation of an individual transition plan for each individual with a developmental disability in the state who is making the transition from the secondary school system into adulthood, and for other purposes.·
HR 831 - Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act of 2013 - To phase out special wage certificates under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.
HR 798 - Workforce Investment Act of 2013 - To strengthen the U.S. workforce investment; increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities by promoting supported employment in a competitive integrated setting.