98RS HB608


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HB 608 (BR 2059) - R. Palumbo, J. Jenkins, M. Marzian

     AN ACT relating to the certification of fee-based pastoral counselors.
     Create new sections to KRS Chapter 335 to require fee-based pastoral counselors to be certified; differentiate "fee-based" pastoral counseling from regular clergy activities; create the Kentucky Board of Certification of Fee-Based Pastoral Counselors to administer the certification process and supervise certificate holders; establish requirements for certification; define penalties for violations by certificate holders; outline complaint and investigation procedures; describe the funding procedures of the board; amend KRE 506 to include certified fee-based pastoral counselors in its definition of "counselors."


     HCS - Add to a new section of KRS Chapter 335 a purpose of the Act; refines definitions for nominations to the board and the written examination required for certification.
     HFA (1, T. Riner) - WITHDRAWN
     SCS - Add language to exclude Christian Science practitioners from application of this Act.

     Feb 12-introduced in House
     Feb 17-to Licensing and Occupations (H)
     Feb 25-posted in committee
     Mar 4-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 5-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 6-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for March 9, 1998; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 16-3rd reading, passed 45-44 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 17-received in Senate
     Mar 18-to Licensing and Occupations (S)
     Mar 24-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 25-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for March 26, 1998
     Mar 26-3rd reading, passed 36-0 with Committee Substitute; received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate amendment
     Mar 31-House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute; passed 52-40
     Apr 1-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Apr 2-House floor amendment (1) withdrawn
     Apr 13-signed by Governor

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