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2013 Senate Bill 273: Impose licensure on "psychological associates"
  1. Introduced by Sen. Judy Emmons (R) on March 19, 2013, to impose licensure and regulation on "psychological associates," with license fees, continuing education mandates, a mandate to have accumulated 6,000 hours of experience prior to being eligible for a license, and other requirements imposed on potential new entrants to this profession by a board of existing practitioners.
    • Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on March 19, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on December 10, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on January 15, 2014. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on January 15, 2014.
    • Substitute offered by Sen. John Pappageorge (R) on January 30, 2014, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on January 30, 2014.
  2. Passed 34 to 3 in the Senate on January 30, 2014, to impose licensure and regulation on "psychological associates," with license fees, continuing education mandates, a mandate to have accumulated 6,000 hours of experience prior to being eligible for a license, and other requirements imposed on potential new entrants to this profession by a board of existing practitioners.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on January 30, 2014.
    • Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on January 30, 2014.

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