00RS HB290


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HB 290 (BR 1344) - M. Treesh

     AN ACT relating to certified professional counselors.
     Amend KRS 335.515 to include licensed professional counseling boards; create a new section of KRS 335.500 to 335.599 to allow for reciprocity of certification with other states.


     HCS - Retain original provisions, delete provision permitting board to establish reciprocity with any state, rather than a state with requirements as high as Kentucky's; require applicant for endorsement to meet the 60-hour graduate educational requirement.
     HFA (1, J. Jenkins) - Make technical ccorrection.
     HFA (2, M. Treesh) - Retain original requirements, except delete provision requiring that out-of-state applicant who is licensed in another state meet same educational requirements and require that subject matter of courses for out-of-state applicant be the same as that required of other applicants.
     SCS - Retain original provisions except delete language requiring the certification or licensure requirements of other states to be as high as Kentucky's; add "specialist" degree to the list of degrees qualifying an applicant for certification; increase from 2 to 3 the number of years of professional experience an applicant who is licensed or certified in another state must have in order to quality for certification by endorsement in Kentucky.

     Jan 7-introduced in House
     Jan 10-to Licensing and Occupations (H)
     Jan 14-posted in committee
     Jan 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Jan 27-2nd reading, to Rules
     Jan 28-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 1, 2000
     Feb 2-floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 3-3rd reading, passed 83-13 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2)
     Feb 4-received in Senate
     Feb 8-to Licensing and Occupations (S)
     Mar 9-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 10-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 14-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 16, 2000
     Mar 16-3rd reading, passed 36-0 with Committee Substitute ; received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute
     Mar 21-House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute ; passed 94-0
     Mar 23-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Mar 31-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 252)

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