00RS HB474


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HB 474 (BR 1763) - S. Nunn

     AN ACT relating to professional counselors.
     Amend KRS 335.500 to add a definition of certified professional counselor associate; permit the board to issue a certificate for a professional counselor associate to an applicant that meets all requirements for a professional counselor except the number of hours of experience required; after January 1, 2001, require professional counselor to have 3,000 hours of experience.


     HCS - Retain original provisions; amend KRS 335.525 to require applicants for a "professional counselor" certificate, after January 1, 2001, complete the 3,000 hours of minimum experience in the practice of counseling after obtaining the master's degree and under approved supervision.
     HFA (1, S. Nunn) - Retain original provisions and require that after January 1, 2001, all 3,000 hours of experience to be obtained after obtaining a master's degree.

     Jan 26-introduced in House
     Jan 27-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Feb 3-posted in committee
     Feb 15-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 16-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 17-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 18, 2000
     Feb 28-3rd reading, passed 85-8 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Feb 29-received in Senate
     Mar 2-to Licensing and Occupations (S)
     Mar 16-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 17-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 22-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 23, 2000
     Mar 23-3rd reading, passed 38-0
     Mar 24-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Apr 4-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 312)

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