Legislative Update

Week of February 17, 2020

 

 

Bills of Support

SB 1055 (Senator Brophy McGee (R-LD 28): Continuation of ACDHH. Waiting for the House to first read of the bill.

SB 1056 (Senator Brophy McGee (R-LD 28): Deaf; Hard of Hearing; DeafBlind. Transferred to the House. Waiting for House to first read the bill.

Bills in Opposition

None at this time.

Bills being Monitored:

HB 2225 (Barto) - Speech-Language Pathologists; Assistants. Speech-Language Pathologists; Assistants. Passed 3rd read unanimously with a vote of 59-0-1. Has been transferred to the Senate. Monitoring this bill as it changes licensing requirements for hearing aid dispensers, speech pathology and audiologists.

SB1060 (S. Allen) – Special Education; group B weights. Transferred to House. Waiting for First and Second Read. Monitoring this bill as it will increase funding formula for D/HH/DB students in special education programs.

SB 2536 (Shah) -- Telemedicine; healthcare providers. ACDHH supports the inclusion of hearing aid dispensers, audiologists, and speech pathologists to the definitions of healthcare providers under the state’s telemedicine law. However, ACDHH believes telemedicine policies should have technological criteria requirements ensuring telemedicine is fully accessible for all Arizonan’s. We are reviewing our next steps on this bill.

 

To find more information on a bill’s status in the legislative process click here and enter the bill number into the search box.

 

To request accessibility accommodations, such as captioning or ASL interpretation services for any committee or floor action, please call Senate Security Office at (602) 926-5319 for any Senate proceedings and for House proceedings call the Chief Clerk’s Office at (602) 926-3032.