HB 73 (BR 326) - M. Marzian
AN ACT relating to art therapy.
Create a new section of KRS 309.130 to 309.1399 to require that disciplinary proceedings against licensed art therapists or applicants for licensing be conducted in accordance with KRS Chapter 13B; permit aggrieved parties to file suit in Franklin Circuit Court; amend KRS 309.130 to define "the practice of professional art therapy"; prohibit anyone from engaging in the practice of art therapy unless he or she is duly licensed; exempt persons engaged in the practice of employment, job placement, and school counseling from the licensing requirements; amend KRS 309.137 to permit a person whose license has been revoked to petition the board for reinstatement if five years has elapsed; permit the board to issue a written admonishment if the board determines that the violation is not serious; specify that a voluntary suspension shall not bar the board from taking disciplinary action; amend KRS 309.1305, 309.131, 309.1315, 309.133, 309.1335, 309.135, and 309.138 to conform.
HB 73 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Amend Section 2(3) to exempt physical therapists and occupational therapists from licensing provisions, make technical correction.
SCS - Retain original provisions, except amend KRS 309.137 to allow licensee discipline for conviction of a felony or misdemeanor involving sexual misconduct or a crime where dishonesty is a necessary element rather than for a similar conviction involving "moral turpitude"; reduce the earliest time a person may petition for reinstatement of a revoked license from 5 years to 2 years; allow any party aggrieved by a final order of the art therapist board to appeal to the Circuit Court of the county where the alleged violation occurred; amend KRS 309.1399 to permit a maximum fine of $1,000 for a violation; remove imprisonment as a potential punishment for a violation.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)
Jan 6-introduced in House
Jan 7-to Licensing & Occupations (H)
Feb 6-posted in committee
Feb 11-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 12-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 13, 2009
Feb 13-3rd reading, passed 90-1 with Committee Substitute ; received in Senate
Feb 23-to Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations (S)
Mar 3-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 4-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 9-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, March 9, 2009; 3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute ; received in House
Mar 10-posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute on Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Mar 12-House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute ; passed 95-0; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
Mar 13-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
Mar 20-signed by Governor (Act ch. 48)