Gov. Mike Dewine signed AM. Sub H.B. 442 into law in January of 2021. This bill eliminated licensing requirements for several pupil service positions that currently require both a license form the state of Ohio in the specific area of expertise and a seperate Ohio Department of Education (ODE) pupil service license. The new law…

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See Below for a quick recap of major issues being discussed this month: The Ohio House recently put their mark on the state’s $75 billion two-year operating budget (HB 110). The House Finance Committee accepted a substitute version of the bill, which called for a 2% across-the-board income tax cut, which House Republicans suggest will…

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Ohio Board of Speech and Hearing Professionals License Renewal Deadline Extended for All The deadline for licensure renewal has been extended by the state legislature to allow licensees to accumulate required CEUs, which pandemic restrictions may have prevented them from doing. The extended deadline for completion of required continuing education and paying for renewal is July 1,…

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On December 22, 2020, the Ohio Senate approved an amended HB 442, which pertains to licensing within the State of Ohio. The bill is now on the Governor’s desk, awaiting his anticipated signature.  What does HB 442 mean for OSSPEAC members? Every 3 years, the Legislature is required to review each state license to determine…

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The Legislature is adjourned till after the election, at which time the lame duck session will convene. Any bill that is to be enacted will have to be acted on before December 31, as the Legislative Biennium ends then, at which time every bill not passed or enacted is permanently tabled and will have to…

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Much in the world has changed over the past few months and the OSSPEAC Conference Committee and the OSSPEAC Executive Board have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and associated limitations on our day to day life.  Due to the current realities of life, OSSPEAC has made the difficult decision to postpone our 2020 conference.…

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