We received information this morning that there will be a striker for HB 1706 proposed on the House Floor this morning. In addition to the striker there are two amendments to be discussed.
This striker does not violate the ADA by excluding people with disabilities from being able to work under a special certificate. Rather than eliminating this option it will still be available and there appears to be better oversight written into the law.
Adding an objective review through utilizing JLARC is important. The recent JLARC report on Employment and Community Inclusion – Services for People with Developmental Disabilities was very informative and gave excellent guidance to the department on how to improve services.
UPDATE: It appears HB 1706 Striker was adopted and the amendments were withdrawn. The bill now goes to the Senate.