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DECREE No. 715 THE LEGISLATURE OF THE REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR, CONSIDERING
I. That the first paragraph of Article 1 of the Constitution of the Republic establishes that "El Salvador recognizes the human person as the origin and purpose of the activity of the state, which is organized for the attainment of justice, legal security and the common good".
II.- That the General Education Law, approved by Legislative Decree No. 917, dated December 12, 1996, published in the Official Gazette No. 242, Volume No. 333, dated December 21, 1996, provides in Article 1 that: "education is a lifelong process, personal, cultural and social training that is based on a comprehensive conception of the human person, their dignity, their rights and their duties."
III.- That the elimination of existing communication barriers in Salvadoran society for the deaf, is now an imperative for the promotion of equal opportunities, and fundamentally, so that this sector of society can free access to all kinds of studies and achieve comprehensive training in prevailing compliance with the essential purpose of education, such as the comprehensive development of the personality in its spiritual, moral and social dimension and contribute to building of a more prosperous, just and humane democratic society.
IV.- That to comply with the foregoing, it is necessary to incorporate in the General Education Act, recognition of Salvadoran Sign Language -LESSA, such as natural and Salvadoran official language of deaf people, which is it possible, respect and development of linguistic identity of persons belonging to this community, and promote non-discrimination of deaf people in different walks of life.
in exercise of its constitutional powers and initiative of Deputies and the Deputies: Marina Alvarenga Barahona Ana Lucia del Carmen Ayala Leon, Edmundo Cabrera Yohalmo Chacon Carmen Elena Figueroa Rodriguez Saravia Look Heidy Carolina Guillermo Olivo Antonio Mendez, Raul Omar Cuellar Ostorga Estela Silvia Escobar, Norma Carolina Ramirez and David Ernesto Reyes Molina; and with the support of the deputies and deputies: Othon Sigfrido Reyes Morales, Enrique Alberto Luis Valdés Soto, Guillermo Antonio Gallegos Navarrete, Lorena Guadalupe Peña Mendoza, Guillermo Francisco Mata Bennett, Manuel Vicente Menjivar Esquivel, Irma Lourdes Palacios Vásquez, Francisco José Zablah safie, Felix Agreda Chachagua, Ana Vilma Albanez de Escobar, Damian Joy, Dina Yamileth Argueta Avelar, Ana Lucia Baires Martinez, Eduardo Enrique Barrientos Zepeda, Alicia Elinor Barrios Méndez, Carmen Elena Calderón Sol Escalon, Arcenio Olmes Carrillo Abarca, Silvia Alejandrina Castro Figueroa, Crissia Suhan Chavez Garcia, Dario Alejandro Argueta Girls, Humberto Contreras Ricardo Henriquez, Norma Cristina Cornejo Amaya,
Carlos Cortez Hernandez, Alma Rosa Cruz Sailor, Roberto d'Aubuisson Jose Munguia, Ana Vilma de Cabrera Castro, Nery Arely Diaz de Rivera, Antonio Echeverria Veliz, René Escalante Gustavo Zelaya, José Edgar Escolán Batarse, Julio Cesar Fabian Perez, Emma Julia Fabian Hernandez, Santiago Flores Alfaro, Cesar Humberto Garcia Aguilera, Norma Fidelia Guevara Ramirios, Carlos Walter Guzman Coto, Edilberto Hernandez Castillo, Estela Yanet Hernandez Rodriguez, Karina Ivette Sosa Lara, Audelia Guadalupe Lopez de Kleutgens, Hortensia Margarita Lopez Quintana, Martyr Arnoldo Marin Villanueva, Mario Marroquin Mejia, Rodolfo Antonio Martinez, Rolando Mata Fuentes, Juan Carlos Mendoza Portillo, Rafael Ricardo Morán Tobar, Jose Gabriel Murillo Duarte, Mariella Peña Pinto, Manuel Mercedes Portillo Dominguez, Sergio Benigno Portillo Portillo , Nelson de Jesus Quintanilla Gomez, Claudia Luz Ramírez García, Ismael Recinos López, Santos Adelmo Rivas Rivas, Rubio Ronal Rivas Recinos, Sonia Margarita Rodríguez Siguenza, Alberto Armando Romero Rodriguez, Patricia Maria Salazar de Rosales, Rodrigo Samayoa Rivas, Mario Alberto Tenorio Guerrero Jaime Gilberto Valdez Hernandez, Patricia Valdivieso Elena Gallardo, Mario Eduardo Valiente Ortiz and Eugenio Donato Rivas Vaquerano.
DECREES the following:
REFORM LAW OF EDUCATION
Art. 1. Incorporate an article 15-A, between Articles 15 and 16 of the General Education Law, as follows:
"Art. 15-A.- Salvadoran Sign Language is recognized - LESSA, as natural and Salvadoran official language of deaf people; therefore all activities undertaken for this sector of society, must be carried out in strict compliance with this provision, therefore, the State is obliged to ensure their education and conservation. "
Art. 2. This Decree shall enter into force eight days after its publication in the Official Journal.
GIVEN IN THE BLUE ROOM OF THE LEGISLATIVE PALACE: San Salvador, on the twentieth day of June of the year two thousand and fourteen.
OTHON Sigfrido Reyes Morales, president.
LUIS VALDEZ ENRIQUE ALBERTO SOTO, GUILLERMO ANTONIO NAVARRETE GALLEGOS, FIRST VICE. SECOND VICE PRESIDENT.
MERINO JOSE FRANCISCO LOPEZ, MENDOZA PEÑA LORENA GUADALUPE, THIRD VICE. FOURTH VICE.
CARLOS ARMANDO REYES RAMOS, FIFTH VICE.
GUILLERMO FRANCISCO MATA BENNETT, MENJIVAR VICENTE MANUEL ESQUIVEL, first secretary. Second Secretary.
SALGADO SANDRA MARLENE GARCIA, JOSE RAFAEL MACHUCA Zelaya, Third Secretary. Fourth secretary.
IRMA VASQUEZ PALACIOS LOURDES, ERNESTO ANTONIO ANGULO MILE, QUINTA Secretariat. SIXTH SECRETARY. JOSE FRANCISCO
ZABLAH SAFIE, ORANTES SERAFIN JOSE RODRIGUEZ, seventh Secretary. EIGHTH SECRETARY.
PRESIDENTIAL HOUSE: San Salvador, on the ninth day of July in the year two thousand and fourteen.
Salvador Sanchez Ceren, President of the Republic.
Carlos Mauricio Linares Canjura, Minister of Education.
Tomo OJ No. 129 No. 404 Date: July 14, 2014. FN
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