Legislative Update (2/26/2019)

Report for: New Mexico Speech Hearing Association

Currently following 25 pieces of legislation.

HB5 PUBLIC EDUCATION CHANGES (Stapleton, Sheryl Williams )
Position:     Priority:     Category:  

HEC/HAFC
[2] HEC/HAFC-HEC [6] DP/a-HAFC
Scheduled:2/25/2019

Synopsis

House Bill 5 (HB 5) makes changes to the public school funding formula. It requires performance based-budgeting. HB 5 limits charter school membership and limits school size adjustments. HB 5 creates a rural population rate and the Public Education Reform Fund. It increases teacher and principal minimum salaries. Repeals the K-3 Plus Program. HB 5 appropriates funds from K-3 Plus.

HB41 RURAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER TAX CREDIT CHANGES (Garcia, Miguel P. )
Position:     Priority:     Category:  

HHHC/HTRC
HPREF [2] HHHC/HTRC-HHHC [3] DP/a-HTRC
Scheduled:2/01/2019

Synopsis

House Bill 41 (HB 41) expands eligibility for the Rural Health Care Practitioner Tax Credit to include pharmacists, social workers, and certain behavioral health therapists.

HB48 AUDIOLOGIST & HEARING AID SELLER ETHICS RULES (Roybal Caballero, Patricia )
Position:     Priority:     Category:  

HHHC/HSEIC/SPAC/SCORC
HPREF [2] HHHC/HSEIC-HHHC [3] DP-HSEIC [7] DP [8] PASSED/H (58-0) [12] SPAC/SCORC-SPAC
Scheduled: Not Scheduled at this time.

Synopsis

House Bill 48 (HB 48) relates to health and disabilities. HB 48 makes a change to Section 61-14B-11 NMSA 1978, to now require the Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensing Practices Board to issue ethics rules requiring audiologists and hearing aid dispensers to educate purchasers about assistive listening technology and design options that are in accordance with latest standards.

HB68 ADDITIONAL DD WAIVER PROGRAM ENROLLMENT (Thomson, Elizabeth )
Position:     Priority:     Category:  

HHHC/HAFC
HPREF [2] HHHC/HAFC-HHHC [3] DP-HAFC
Scheduled:2/25/2019

Synopsis

House Bill 68 (HB 68) enacts new material that directs the Department of Health to enroll over a five-year period specified numbers of individuals into support and services provided through the Medicaid Developmental Disabilities Waiver Program. It makes an appropriation. The Legislative Health and Human Services Committee requested the introduction of HB 65.

HB161 ADDITIONS TO RURAL HEALTH CARE PR ACTIONERS (Gallegos, Doreen Y. )
Position:     Priority:     Category:  

HHHC/HTRC
HPREF [2] HHHC/HTRC-HHHC [5] DP-HTRC
Scheduled:2/13/2019

Synopsis

House Bill 161 (HB 161) allows occupational therapists, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to receive the Rural Health Care Practitioner Tax Credit.

HB180 HEALTH CAREERS PROGRAM & REGIONAL TRAINING (Ferrary, Joanne )
Position:     Priority:     Category:  

HHHC/HAFC
HPREF [2] HHHC/HAFC-HHHC [6] DP-HAFC
Scheduled:2/11/2019

Synopsis

House Bill 180 (HB180) appropriates $372,000 from the General Fund to the Department of Health in Fiscal Year 2020 to fund a comprehensive health careers program and provide regional training opportunities in primary care.

HB240 ALTERNATIVE LEVEL 1 TEACHER PATH TO LEVEL 2 (Romero, Andres )
Position:     Priority:     Category:  

HEC/SEC/SPAC
[2] HEC-HEC [4] DP [5] PASSED/H (62-0) [8] SEC/SPAC-SEC [12] DP-SPAC
Scheduled:2/18/2019

Synopsis

House Bill 240 (HB 240) relates to school personnel. HB 240 makes changes to Section 22-10A-10 NMSA 1978. HB 240 permits alternative level one teachers to obtain level two licenses after meeting certain requirements.

HB243 INSTRUCTION FOR DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING (Hochman-Vigil, Dayan )
Position:     Priority:     Category:  

HHHC/HEC
[2] HHHC/HEC-HHHC [4] DP-HEC
Scheduled:2/16/2019

Synopsis

House Bill 243 relates to Education, introducing a new section to the Public School Code requiring school districts and charter schools to provide appropriate instruction to students diagnosed as deaf or with moderate to severe hearing loss.

HB345 HEALTH PRACTITIONER GROSS RECEIPTS (Trujillo, Jim R. )
Position:     Priority:     Category:  

HHHC/HTRC
[3] HHHC/HTRC-HHHC [6] DP-HTRC
Scheduled:2/15/2019

Synopsis

House Bill 345 (HB 345) expands the Gross Receipts Tax (GRT) deduction for health care practitioners that allows receipts for payments of copayments and deductibles to be deducted.

HB346 EXPAND HEALTH CARE GROSS RECEIPTS PROVIDERS (Trujillo, Jim R. )
Position:     Priority:     Category:  

HHHC/HTRC
[3] HHHC/HTRC-HHHC [6] DP-HTRC
Scheduled:2/15/2019

Synopsis

House Bill 346 (HB 346) expands the type of providers eligible for certain health care Gross Receipts Tax (GRT) deductions.

HB354 AUTISM DISORDER SUPPORTS & SERVICES (Thomson, Elizabeth )
Position:     Priority:     Category:  

HHHC/HAFC
[3] HHHC/HAFC-HHHC [6] DP-HAFC
Scheduled:2/11/2019

Synopsis

House Bill 354 (HB 354) makes appropriations to the Department of Health and the Children, Youth and Families Department to fund supports and services related to autism spectrum disorders.

HB360 EDUCATIONAL RETIREMENT CHANGES (Salazar, Tomas E. )
Position:     Priority:     Category:  

HSEIC/HAFC
[3] HSEIC/HAFC-HSEIC [5] DP/a-HAFC
Scheduled:2/06/2019

Synopsis

House Bill 360 (HB 360) changes the terms of retirement eligibility and the calculation of benefits for certain members and the terms governing retired members who return to employment with an educational retirement board employer. It increases the contributions of Educational Retirement Board-covered employers; clarifyies that substitute teachers are Educational Retirement Board-covered members; and transfers money to the educational retirement fund to satisfy a term in the settlement resulting from American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 18, AFL-CIO et al. v. State of New Mexico et al. HB 360 makes an appropriation.

HB458 STUDY INTERSTATE HEALTH-RELATED LICENSES (Martinez, Rodolfo )
Position:     Priority:     Category:  

HHHC/HAFC
[4] HHHC/HAFC-HHHC [7] DP-HAFC
Scheduled:2/18/2019

Synopsis

House Bill 458 (HB 458) relates to professional licenses by requiring the Regulation and Licensing Department to perform a study of interstate requirements for licensure in health-related fields and requiring reporting of the study findings and recommendations to the Legislative Health and Human Services Committee. HB 458 also makes an appropriation.

HM1 NM SPEECH-LANGUAGE & HEARING ASSOCIATION DAY (Stapleton, Sheryl Williams )
Position:     Priority:     Category:  

HPREF
HPREF [2] nt prntd-nt ref com-tbld [7] w/drn – PASSED/H (70-0)- SGND.
Scheduled: Not Scheduled at this time.

Synopsis

House Memorial 1 (HM1) would declare February 15, 2019 as “New Mexico Speech-Language and Hearing Association Day in the House of Representatives.

HM2 “BETTER HEARING & SPEECH MONTH” (Stapleton, Sheryl Williams )
Position:     Priority:     Category:  

HPREF
HPREF [2] nt prntd-nt ref com-tbld [7] w/drn – PASSED/H (70-0)- SGND.
Scheduled: Not Scheduled at this time.

Synopsis

House Memorial 2 (HM2) requests the Governor to designate the month of May 2019 as “Better Hearing and Speech Month” in New Mexico.

HM5 NM ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATIONAL RETIREES DAY (Stapleton, Sheryl Williams )
Position:     Priority:     Category:  

HPREF
HPREF [2] nt prntd-nt ref com-tbld [8] w/drn – PASSED/H (70-0).
Scheduled: Not Scheduled at this time.

Synopsis

House Memorial HM 5 (HM 5) declares February 22, 2019, “New Mexico Association of Education Retirees Day,” recognizing the retiree association for its representation, community service, and advocacy.

SB14 EDUCATIONAL RETIREMENT CHANGES (Ingle, Stuart )
Position:     Priority:     Category:  

SEC/SFC
SPREF [1] SEC/SFC-SEC [5] DP-SFC
Scheduled:1/30/2019

Synopsis

Senate Bill 14 (SB 14) changes the terms of retirement eligibility and calculated benefits. Also modified are rules that govern retired members returning to employment. SB 14 increases contributions by employers, clarifies membership, transfers monies, and makes an appropriation.

SB21 HEALTH PROFESSIONAL LOAN REPAYMENT CHANGES (Kernan, Gay G. )
Position:     Priority:     Category:  

SPAC/HHHC/HSEIC
SPREF [1] SPAC-SPAC [4] DNP-CS/DP [7] PASSED/S (32-0) [5] HHHC/HSEIC-HHHC
Scheduled:2/25/2019

Synopsis

Senate Bill 21 (SB 21) changes sections of various health-profession acts in order to create a loan repayment fund. SB 21 also establishes licensing fees for health professionals and makes an appropriation.

SB47 INCREASE SCHOOL PERSONNEL SALARIES (Stewart, Mimi )
Position:     Priority:     Category:  

SEC/SFC
SPREF [1] SEC/SFC-SEC [3] DP/a-SFC
Scheduled:1/23/2019

Synopsis

Amended Synopsis: January 26, 2019 Senate Education Committee amendment to SB 47 relates to public school personnel. SECa/SB 47 makes changes to several sections of the NMSA 1978. SECa/SB 47 incrementally increases minimum salaries for teachers, principals, and certain other staff. SECa/SB 47 is effective July 1, 2019.

SB157 SICK LEAVE FOR EDUCATIONAL RETIREMENT CREDIT (Soules, William )
Position:     Priority:     Category:  

SEC/HTRC
SPREF [1] SEC-SEC- DP [3] PASSED/S (39-0)- HTRC-HTRC [4] DP – PASSED/H (52-15) [5] SGND BY GOV (Feb. 4) Ch. 31.
Scheduled: Not Scheduled at this time.

Synopsis

Senate Bill 157 (SB 157) relates to the Educational Retirement Act. SB 157 creates a new section of that act allowing educational retirement program members to convert unused sick leave to service credit. SB 157 provides guidelines, stipulations and conversion standards. SB 157 is effective July 1, 2020.

SB355 RAISE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES WAIVER RATE (Rodriguez, Nancy )
Position:     Priority:     Category:  

SPAC/SFC
[4] SPAC/SFC-SPAC [11] DP-SFC
Scheduled:2/14/2019

Synopsis

Senate Bill 355 (SB 355) relates to developmental disabilities. SB 355 makes a nonrecurring FY2020 General Fund appropriation to the Department of Health to fund rate increases for developmental disabilities Medicaid Waiver services providers.

SB363 SPEECH & LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY ASSISTANT CHANGES (Tallman, Bill )
Position:     Priority:   One  Category:  

SPAC/SJC
[4] SPAC/SJC-SPAC [12] DNP-CS/DP-SJC
Scheduled:2/19/2019

Synopsis

The Senate Public Affairs Committee introduced a committee substitute for SB 363 (SB 363CS SPAC) by adding scope of practice and licensure requirements for speech-language pathology assistants and requiring supervision for certain activities. Senate Bill 363 (SB 363) changes apprentice in speech and language to speech-language pathology assistant. It modifies scope of practice for speech-language pathology assistants and licensing requirements for speech-language pathology assistants. It requires supervision for certain activities.

SB387 STUDY INTERSTATE HEALTH-RELATED LICENSES (Ortiz y Pino, Jerry )
Position:     Priority:     Category:  

SPAC/SFC
[4] SPAC/SFC-SPAC- SPAC/SFC-SPAC
Scheduled:2/22/2019

Synopsis

SenateBill387(SB387) relating to professional licenses by requiring the Regulation and Licensing Department to perform a study of interstate requirements for licensure in health-related fields, and requiring reporting of study findings and recommendations to the Legislative Health and Human Service Committee. SB 387 also makes an appropriation.

SM6 NM SPEECH-LANGUAGE & HEARING ASSOCIATION DAY (Sanchez, Clemente )
Position:     Priority:     Category:  

SPREF
SPREF [1] nt prntd-nt ref com-tbld [11] w/drn – PASSED/S (43-0) [12] SGND.
Scheduled: Not Scheduled at this time.

Synopsis

Senate Memorial 6 (SM) 6 proclaims 15 February 2019 as New Mexico Speech-Language and Hearing Association Day in the senate.

SM7 “BETTER HEARING & SPEECH MONTH” (Sanchez, Clemente )
Position:     Priority:     Category:  

SPREF
SPREF [1] nt prntd-nt ref com-tbld
Scheduled: Not Scheduled at this time.

Synopsis

Senate Memorial 7 (SM 7) requests that the governor designate the month of May 2019 as Better Hearing and Speech Month.

 

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