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Legislative Action

Job Training

HR 2039, S 543

The House voted 416 to 1 on Sept. 27 to approve legislation revising the Job Training Partnership Act. The bill includes provisions that would alter the funding formula for youth programs. A companion bill is pending in the Senate.

Developmental Disabilities Act

HR 5679, S 2753

The House Energy and Commerce Committee Sept. 26 approved by voice vote legislation that would reauthorize advocacy and personnel-training services for developmentally disabled students. The Senate approved similar legislation last month.

Education of the Handicapped

S 1824

The Senate on Oct. 2 approved legislation reauthorizing discretionary programs under the Education of the Handicapped Act. The House was expected to act on the bill Oct. 9. Last month, a conference committee dropped from the bill a controversial proposal that would have entitled children with attention-deficit disorder to special-education services. (See page 21.)

Children's Television

HR 1677

The House last week approved by voice vote legislation that would limit commercials during children's programming and create an endowment for children's television, clearing the bill for the President.

Closed-Captioned Television

HR 4267

The House last week approved by voice vote a bill that would require all televisions sold in the United States to be capable of displaying closed-captioned programming. The Senate approved a companion bill last month.

Vol. 10, Issue 06

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