Telecoil Legislation

House Bill 70
A bill was drafted for consideration that mimics the law passed in Utah in March of 2015.  The bill was passed by the NM House and the NM Senate but vetoed by the Governor.  To read the bill, click on this link:

Senate Bill 70
This bill sought the same end but was quite different from the House bill.  It was introduced in the Senate but never got out of committee.
To read the Senate bill, click on this link:

Six states now have laws on the books that address the counseling of hearing care clients on telecoil technology.  To read those laws, click on the link below:

In the recent past, in addition to New Mexico, there was legislation considered but not passed in four other states (California, Colorado and Washington)  that would have mandated the counseling of clients on loop/telecoil technology.  Click on the links below to access the bills introduced in the legislatures of those states.

Previous ALS/Loop Legislation

New York City and the state of Minnesota have now placed regulations on the books that mandate that, where feasible, any new or significantly upgraded asisstive listing system (ALS) to be installed in any publicly funded place of assembly must be a hearing loop system as opposed to an FM or Infrared system.

Pending Legislation

Below are bills that have been introduced and are currently under consideration by the applicable legislative bodies.