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HB 387 (BR 1035) - T. McKee, W. Stone, M. King

     AN ACT relating to veterinarians.
     Amend various sections of KRS Chapter 321 relating to veterinarians, to revise definitions; provide conditions under which a nonresident of the United States may practice veterinary medicine; clarify that veterinary technicians and technologists shall be licensed, not registered; allow members of the Kentucky Board of Verterinary Examiners to receive a per diem rate not to exceed $200; provide board members immunity from personal liability in any action based on an official act of the member; permit the board to issue an emergency order for an immediate, temporary suspension of a license, and establish an appeals process for the licensee; limit administrative fines to $5,000; to describe what "private admonishment" means; describe who may be licensed as a veterinary technician; state that only a violation of KRS 321.190 is punishable under the penalty section of KRS Chapter 321; repeal KRS 321.175 and 321.195; make technical corrections.


     SFA (1, B. Leeper) - Amend KRS 321.200 to allow a person to give advice to others provided the person does not induce the belief that he or she is qualified to practice veterinary medicine.
     SFA (2, B. Leeper) - Amend KRS 321.200 to clarify that it isn't a violation of KRS Chapter 321 if licensed health care professionals other than veterinarians practice within the statutory scope of their professional practices.
     SFA (3, B. Leeper) - Clarify that nothing in KRS Chapter 321 shall interfere with the professional activities of any licensed pharmacist.
     SFA (4, P. Hornback) - Amend KRS 321.200 to allow retailers of animal products and their employees to furnish information on products offered for sale if the information is consistent with the label.
     SFA (5, B. Leeper) - Provide that people who discuss common animal health issues and problems and their history dealing with those health issues and problems are exempt from the provisions of KRS Chapter 321.
     CCR - Could not agree.

     Feb 10-introduced in House
     Feb 13-to Agriculture & Small Business (H)
     Feb 16-posted in committee
     Feb 22-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Feb 23-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, February 24, 2012
     Feb 24-3rd reading, passed 94-0
     Feb 27-received in Senate
     Feb 29-to Agriculture (S)
     Mar 15-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 16-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 20-floor amendments (1) (2) and (3) filed
     Mar 21-floor amendments (4) and (5) filed
     Mar 22-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 22, 2012; passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 23-3rd reading; floor amendments (1) and (2) withdrawn ; passed 34-0 with floor amendments (3) (4) and (5)
     Mar 26-received in House; to Rules (H)
     Mar 27-posted for passage for concurrence in Senate floor amendments (3) (4) and (5)
     Mar 28-House refused to concur in Senate floor amendments (3) (4) and (5)
     Mar 29-received in Senate
     Mar 30-posted for passage for receding from Senate floor amendments (3) (4) and (5) ; Senate refused to recede from floor amendments (3) (4) and (5) ; Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate; Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee appointed in House

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