The Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing initiates legislation beneficial to deaf and hard of hearing Missourians and advocates for its passage. MCDHH also assists the legislature and other state agencies in the development of non-statutory public policies positively affecting people with hearing loss. The office also ensures that the community remains informed of updates on hearings and votes on pending legislation. While the Governor’s Office does not endorse specific bills, Deaf and hard of hearing Missourians are encouraged to get involved, be informed, and make their concerns known to their elected officials.
Learn more about the legislative process and how a bill becomes a law. The office also has a video series of the legislative process in ASL on Facebook and YouTube.
The Missouri General Assembly is the state legislature of the State of Missouri and is composed of two chambers: the House of Representatives and the Senate. The General Assembly is responsible for creating laws for governing the State of Missouri.
Below are some bills that the office is currently monitoring. To find out the current status of each bill and its scheduled hearings, click on the bill link for more information.