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Part Two The Indiana Constitution and Commentary, Art.IX State Institutions

From: The Indiana State Constitution

William P. McLauchlan

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 May 2021

It shall be the duty of the General Assembly to provide, by law, for the support of institutions for the education of the deaf, the mute, and the blind; and for the treatment of the insane. (Amended November 6, 1984) This section of the constitution requires that the state (through the General Assembly) establish a facility for the care of people who are deaf, mute, blind, and/or insane. The 1984 amendment involved a technical correction of the wording to remove the phrase “Deaf and Dumb” and replace it with “deaf, mute.” This provision has been interpreted to...
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