Hearing aid specialists; exemptions for the sale of hearing aids. (SB315)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Hearing aid specialists; exemptions for the sale of hearing aids. Allows licensed audiologists who have earned a doctoral degree in audiology to obtain a license to engage in the practice of fitting or dealing in hearing aids without the prerequisite of being required to pass an examination. The bill defines "audiologist" and "practice of audiology." Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101768D
01/08/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/2018Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/18/2018Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB315)
01/22/2018Read second time
01/22/2018Reading of amendment waived
01/22/2018Committee amendment agreed to
01/22/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended SB315E
01/22/2018Printed as engrossed 18101768D-E
01/23/2018Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB315E)
01/29/2018Placed on Calendar
01/29/2018Read first time
01/29/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/16/2018Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
02/21/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
02/22/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Read second time
02/27/2018Read third time
02/27/2018Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/27/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB315ER)
03/01/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB315ER)
03/01/2018Signed by Speaker
03/03/2018Signed by President
03/06/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 6, 2018
03/06/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/23/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 458 (effective 7/1/18)
03/23/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0458)