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H.R. 3550 (115th): Signing is Language Act

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jul 28, 2017.


Signing is Language Act

This bill amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to: (1) include in the definition of "English learner" an individual whose native language is American Sign Language, and (2) count such individuals in the number of English learners in a state for the purpose of determining the amount of federal funds allotted to a state for English language programs.