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HB 490 85-0 (2017) Author: Anderson, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Relating to health benefit plan coverage of hearing aids and cochlear implants for certain individuals. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1543 85-0 (2017) Author: Burkett, Cindy
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to access to records that pertain to the testing for, and fitting and dispensing of, hearing instruments. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3140 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the accommodation of a deaf or hard of hearing student in driver education; authorizing a fee. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3209 85-0 (2017) Author: Gonzales, Larry Relating to the consideration for public school accountability purposes of certain students participating in regional day school programs for the deaf. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Education
HB 3253 85-0 (2017) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to language acquisition for children less than eight years of age who are deaf or hard of hearing. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3279 85-0 (2017) Author: Schaefer, Matt Relating to eligibility requirements for the specialized telecommunications assistance program. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3374 85-0 (2017) Author: Kuempel, John Relating to the registration and regulation of certain communication access realtime translation providers; imposing a civil penalty; authorizing fees. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Placed on General State Calendar
SB 354 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to language acquisition for children less than eight years of age who are deaf or hard of hearing. Senate: Education Left pending in committee
SB 552 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to health benefit plan coverage of hearing aids and cochlear implants for certain individuals. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 1051 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Relating to the accommodation of a deaf or hard of hearing student in driver education; authorizing a fee. House: Public Education
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1997 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to establishing a pilot program for professional support service provider services for persons who are deaf-blind. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 2108 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to registration and regulation of real-time captioning providers; imposing a civil penalty; authorizing fees. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1069 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to services for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing and certification requirements for interpreters for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing; providing an administrative penalty; requiring a fee and changing the rate of a fee; requiring an occupational certification. House: Human Services Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 1768 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the use of the universal service fund to provide Internet service to certain persons with an impairment of hearing. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2979 84-0 (2015) Author: Anderson, Rodney | et. al. Relating to health benefit plan coverage of hearing aids for certain individuals. House: Insurance Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2072 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to services for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing and licensing requirements for interpreters for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing; providing an administrative penalty; requiring a fee and changing the rate of a fee. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 3628 83-0 (2013) Author: González, Mary Relating to reasonable workplace accommodation for employees with certain disabilities. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 3683 83-0 (2013) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the requirements for screenings to detect vision and hearing disorders in public or private preschools and schools. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
SB 943 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to health benefit plan coverage of hearing aids for certain individuals. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1620 83-0 (2013) Author: Paxton, Ken
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon
Relating to certified communication access realtime translation providers. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 229 82-0 (2011) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: King, Susan | et. al.
Relating to newborn hearing screenings and hearing services for certain children. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 270 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: Gonzales, Veronica
Relating to newborn hearing screenings. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2714 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to group health benefit plan coverage for speech, language, or hearing impairments. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 3891 81-0 (2009) Author: Vaught, Allen Relating to certain health benefit plan coverage for bilateral cochlear implants and related services. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
SB 1715 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Giddings, Helen
Relating to the requirements for a smoke detector in multifamily and other residential units. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 1/1/10
SB 2078 81-0 (2009) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to newborn hearing screenings. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 2420 81-0 (2009) Author: Deuell, Bob
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to the location at which a certification examination for interpreters for the deaf or hard of hearing may be conducted. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 2516 79-0 (2005) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to the installation of smoke detectors in certain leased dwellings. House: Business & Industry No action taken in committee
HB 3301 78-0 (2003) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to hearing tests and the fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
SB 739 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Capelo, Jaime | et. al.
Relating to aggregate or statistical information about the screening program for hearing loss in newborns. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 2345 77-0 (2001) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the specialized telecommunications assistance program. House: Human Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 714 76-0 (1999) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al.
Sponsor: Moncrief, Mike
Relating to the establishment of a newborn hearing screening, tracking, and intervention program. House: Public Health
Senate: Health Services
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 908 76-0 (1999) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to enforcement of screening requirements for vision, hearing, and other special senses and communication disorders of children in certain licensed child-care facilities. House: Human Services
Senate: Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 1183 76-0 (1999) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to performing certain tests on newborn children. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 3260 76-0 (1999) Author: Bosse, Fred Relating to workers' compensation claims filed by an employee who suffers from hearing loss. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 3415 76-0 (1999) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al. Relating to regulation of mail order sales of hearing instruments. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 3416 76-0 (1999) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al. Relating to the fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments by an audiologist. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 3629 76-0 (1999) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to minimum salaries for interpreters employed in public schools to provide interpreting services to students who are deaf or hard of hearing. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 3640 76-0 (1999) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to expanding the specialized telecommunications devices assistance program. House: Human Services Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
SB 240 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to hearing screening for newborn children. Senate: Health Services Referred to Health Services
SB 458 76-0 (1999) Author: Moncrief, Mike | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a newborn hearing screening, tracking, and intervention program. Senate: Health Services Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1334 76-0 (1999) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to prohibiting the mail order sales of hearing instruments. Senate: Health Services Referred to Health Services
SB 1335 76-0 (1999) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments by an audiologist. Senate: Health Services Referred to Health Services
SB 1441 76-0 (1999) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to expanding the specialized telecommunications devices assistance program and contracts for special features of the telecommunications relay access service. House: Human Services
Senate: Human Services
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 2052 68-0 (1983) Author: Green, Gene Relating to exceptions to the licensing requirement for persons engaged in the fitting and dispensing of hearing aids. House: Public Health Referred to Committee on Public Health
SB 901 68-0 (1983) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Lee, Don
Relating to the regulation of the fitting and dispensing of hearing aids. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1087 66-0 (1979) Author: Short, E.L. Relating to regulation of the fitting and dispensing of hearing aids. Senate: Human Resources Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
HR 96 65-0 (1977) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to requesting Social Services Committee to study screening program in public schools for early detection of hearing and visual impairment. House: Social Services
SB 821 64-0 (1975) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" Relating to the requirement of a prescription for the issuance of a hearing aid. Senate: Human Resources Referred to Committee on Human Resources
SB 1033 64-0 (1975) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Truan, Carlos
Relating to the requirement of continuing education for renewal of license to fit and dispense hearing aids. House: Health & Welfare
Senate: Human Resources
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 699 63-0 (1973) Author: Cavness, Don
Sponsor: Herring, Charles
Appropriating funds to the Texas Board of Examiners in the Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Aids out of Fund Number 87; and declaring an emergency. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Signed by the Governor
HB 422 62-0 (1971) Author: Stewart, Vernon Relating to the Texas Board of Examiners in the Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Aids.
HB 1482 62-0 (1971) Author: Sherman, W.C. "Bud"
Sponsor: Hightower, Jack
Relating to the regulation of the fitting and dispensing of hearing aids and the Texas Board of Examiners in the Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Aids.
HB 1647 62-0 (1971) Author: Smith, William L. Relating to requiring a physician to test a newborn baby for hearing defects and to make a full report to the State Department of Health.
SB 297 62-0 (1971) Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al. Relating to requiring a physician to test a newborn baby for hearing defects and to make full report to the State Department of Health.
HB 1156 61-0 (1969) Author: Moyer, J. Hudson Relating to the licensing of persons who fit and dispense hearing aids; relating to the creation, organization, powers, duties, and procedures of the Texas Board of Examiners in the Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Aids; providing for certain prohibited acts; providing for penalties.
SB 287 61-0 (1969) Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al. Relating to the licensing of persons who fit and dispense hearing aids; relating to the creation, organization, powers, duties, and procedures of the Texas Board of Examiners in the Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Aids; providing for certain prohibited acts; providing for penalties.
HB 32 60-0 (1967) Author: Floyd, Jr., Paul W. Relating to requiring a physician to test a newborn baby for hearing defects and to make a full report to the State Department of Health; exempting a physician from civil and criminal liability for reporting a hearing defect when none existed.
HB 478 60-0 (1967) Author: Floyd, Jr., Paul W. | et. al. Relating to directing the State Department of Health to develop and carry out a program to provide psychological and audiological tests to deaf or hard-of-hearing persons in certain areas of the state.

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