In 1979, the Maryland General Assembly amended a deaf bill
too many times which killed the bill.
The bill was to establish a Deaf Outpatient Mental Health
program. It passed the House and then sent over to the
A parent of a deaf son asked to clarify a wording in the
bill regarding advisory committee. This bill was then
amended in the Senate to straighten out the wording and
it had to go back to the House.
The House looked at the amended bill and threw in several
admendments, forcing the bill to go back to Senate –
and so on.
By the time the bill made everyone happy, the legislative
sessions ended for the year – forcing a re-introduction
of this bill in 1980!