Michigan LEAD-K Testimony Hub
Update: The LEAD-K bill was signed into law by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on December 22, 2022!
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The purpose of LEAD-K legislation is to ensure that Deaf, DeafBlind, and hard of hearing children arrive to kindergarten with the language foundation they need to succeed. Freida describes the process in the video at left.
The first step in passing LEAD-K legislation in Michigan required it to pass a vote in the Family, Children, and Seniors Committee in the Michigan House of Representatives. Once the bill passed in the Michigan house committee, it was sent to the full Michigan House for a vote. This page documents the process in the Michigan House over three weeks of committee hearings.
After success in the House the bill went to the state Senate, where it was also successful. HB–5777 was signed into law by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on December 22, 2022.
Follow the progress of this bill on LegiScan HERE, including a copy of the bill’s text.
Read Comments Sent to the Committee Via Email:
Michigan House of Representatives
Family, Children, and Seniors Committee
[ View Committee Details Here ]
[ Committee Contact Information and Email Template via Natasha Abner, PhD ]
Committee Meetings: Archived Recordings
Week 2 Testimony Highlights:
Week 3 Testimony Highlight:
This page is maintained by Danny McDougall, PhD and is not affiliated with LEAD-K Michigan. For the most up-to-date information—or to learn how to support the bill—contact LEAD-K Michigan.