Bill Summary for H 1021 (2017-2018)

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Jun 11 2018

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View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 1021 (Public) Filed Thursday, May 24, 2018
AN ACT TO UPDATE THE GENERAL STATUTES OF NORTH CAROLINA WITH PEOPLE FIRST LANGUAGE BY CHANGING THE PHRASE "MENTAL RETARDATION" TO "INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY" IN CERTAIN SECTIONS AND TO MAKE OTHER PEOPLE FIRST LANGUAGE AMENDMENTS AND TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS IN THOSE SECTIONS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE GENERAL STATUTES COMMISSION.
Intro. by Davis.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

Amends the definitions that apply to GS Chapter 168, as found in GS 168A-3, to define physical or mental impairment as including any mental or psychological disorder such as intellectual disability, organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness, and specific learning disability (was, any mental disorder, such as intellectual disabilities, organic brain syndrome, mental illness, specific learning disabilities, and other developmental disabilities).

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