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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