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 Bill Status of SB2603  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  MUSIC THERAPY LICENSING

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Laura M. Murphy - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Wm. Sam McCann - Scott M. Bennett, Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant and Andy Manar

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/27/2018SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Music Therapy Licensing and Practice Act. Provides for licensure of music therapists by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Establishes the powers and duties of the Department, including prescribing rules defining what constitutes an appropriate curriculum for music therapy, reviewing the qualifications of applicants for licenses, investigating alleged violations of the Act, conducting hearings on disciplinary and other matters, and establishing a schedule of fees for the administration and enforcement of the Act. Establishes qualifications for licensure as a music therapist. Provides that a music therapist shall collaborate with other professionals when applicable in providing music therapy services. Provides that licenses issued under the Act shall be renewed biennially. Establishes the Music Therapy Advisory Committee. Establishes the powers and duties of the advisory committee, including advising the Department on all matters pertaining to licensure, education, and continuing education requirements for music therapists. Establishes grounds for discipline of a license. Provides for civil and criminal penalties for violations of the Act. Creates provisions concerning formal hearings, including transcripts of proceedings, appointment of hearing officers, subpoenas and depositions, and rehearings. Provides for judicial review of all final administrative decisions of the Department. Preempts home rule. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/7/2018SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  2/7/2018SenateFirst Reading
  2/7/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/14/2018SenateAssigned to Licensed Activities and Pensions
  2/21/2018SenatePostponed - Licensed Activities and Pensions
  3/1/2018SenatePostponed - Licensed Activities and Pensions
  3/14/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/14/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Wm. Sam McCann
  3/14/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Scott M. Bennett
  3/15/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
  3/15/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Andy Manar
  4/12/2018SenatePostponed - Licensed Activities and Pensions
  4/13/2018SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 27, 2018
  4/19/2018SenatePostponed - Licensed Activities and Pensions
  4/27/2018SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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