ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE ALERT
Licensing
01-27-2023 - 16:52:04

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Track: Licensing   Request Date: 0- 0-0000 thru 99-99-9999

HB 1082   
Pilkington, Aaron (R) Establishes an occupational therapy licensure compact in AR, effective when 10th state enacts compact. Establishes a Commission, outlines criteria for occupational therapists and obligations for states.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-05-23 H Filed
01-09-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-19-23 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-19-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-24-23 H Placed on the House calendar
01-24-23 H On floor for consideration
01-25-23 H Placed on the House calendar
01-25-23 H Passed over on calendar
01-26-23 H Placed on the House calendar
01-26-23 H Passed over on calendar
01-30-23 H Placed on the House calendar


HB 1108   
Ladyman, Jack (R)
Wallace, Dave (R)
Lowers threshold for a quorum of the AR Dietetics Licensing Board from 4 members to 3, and lowers the request threshold for special called meetings from 3 members to 2; allows renewal notices for licenses to be sent by email.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-11-23 H Filed
01-11-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-17-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-17-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
01-18-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
01-31-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1109   
Ladyman, Jack (R)
Wallace, Dave (R)
Authorizes the State Board of Examiners of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors to require criminal background checks for license renewal and first-time applicants.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-11-23 H Filed
01-11-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-17-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-17-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
01-18-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
01-19-23 H Amendment(s) Filed


HB 1115   
Maddox, John (R) Reduces work requirements to qualify as a master massage therapist from two years to one year, if the massage therapist has also completed not less than 300 hours of advanced massage therapy coursework as part of an approved massage therapy degree.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-11-23 H Filed
01-11-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-24-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1147   
Vaught, DeAnn (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Provides that a person employed by an Arkansas licensed residential construction company is exempt from the Real Estate License Law if certain requirements are met.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-17-23 H Filed
01-17-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
01-25-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
01-25-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
01-26-23 H Placed on the House calendar
01-26-23 H On floor for consideration
01-26-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 87/N: 10)
01-26-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
01-31-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce


HB 1173   
Evans, Brian (R)
Hammer, Kim (R)
Repeals the prohibition on licensing new psychological examiners.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-19-23 H Filed
01-19-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-24-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-24-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-25-23 H Placed on the House calendar
01-25-23 H Re-referred to committee H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-31-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1178   
Johnson, Lee (R) Reduces the minimum number of training hours required for licensure as a community paramedic from 300 to 160 hours, replaces emergency department services with social determinants of health as a required area of clinical experience.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-19-23 H Filed
01-19-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-24-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-24-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-25-23 H Placed on the House calendar
01-25-23 H On floor for consideration
01-25-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 96/N: 1)
01-25-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1181   
Haak, Delia (R)
Boyd, Justin (R)
Establishes a counseling compact in AR, effective when 10th state enacts compact. Establishes a Commission, outlines criteria for licensed professional counselors and obligations for states.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-23-23 H Filed
01-23-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-31-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1182   
Vaught, DeAnn (R) Requires the Veterinary Medical Examining Board to issue additional certifications for a veterinary technician specialist. Outlines requirements for collaborative practice agreements between veterinarians and veterinary technician specialists.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-23-23 H Filed
01-23-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
01-25-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
01-24-23 H Meeting cancelled for 01/25/23 evelopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development


HB 1189   
Clowney, Nicole (D)
Hammer, Kim (R)
Creates a behavior analyst license to be administered by the Arkansas Psychology Board.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-23-23 H Filed
01-23-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-31-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1265   
Dalby, Carol (R)
Rice, Terry (R)
Allows a licensee under the Real Estate License Law to do business as a professional limited liability company.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-26-23 H Filed
01-26-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce


SB 42   
Sullivan, Dan (R)
Vaught, DeAnn (R)
Repeals licensing provisions for professional counselor license applicants that require full-time experience in meeting the supervision requirement, and relating to competencies for licensure in specialty areas.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-09-23 S Filed
01-09-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-18-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-17-23 S Amendment(s) Filed
01-18-23 S Amendment 1 adopted


SB 58   
Irvin, Missy (R)
Wardlaw, Jeff (R)
Creates a student and apprentice level of licensing in the massage therapy profession.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-12-23 S Filed
01-12-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-25-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-25-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-26-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-26-23 S On floor for consideration
01-26-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
01-26-23 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-31-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


SB 79   
Hammer, Kim (R)
Johnson, Lee (R)
Adds a clinical nurse specialist as a person who the Full Independent Practice Credentialing Committee can grant full independent practice authority under Arkansas Code 17-87-314.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-19-23 S Filed
01-19-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


SB 86   
Penzo, Clint (R) Requires the Arkansas State Medical Board to develop rules to license and regulate naturopathic physicians and maintain a database of licensees; provides criteria for license issuance and renewal.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-23-23 S Filed
01-23-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


SB 87   
Dotson, Jim (R)
Eubanks, Jon (R)
Amends Arkansas law concerning the creation and implementation of the Code of Arkansas Rules.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-23-23 S Filed
01-23-23 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
01-31-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies


SB 90   
Hill, Ricky (R)
Underwood, Kendon (R)
Authorizes occupational licensing entities to provide for automatic and expedited licensure for individuals licensed in another state; outlines requirements of occupational licensing entities.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-23-23 S Filed
01-23-23 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
01-31-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies


SB 91   
Hammer, Kim (R)
Fite, Charlene (R)
Establishes an audiology and speech pathology interstate compact in Arkansas, effective when 10th state enacts compact. Establishes a Commission and provides procedures for compliance.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-23-23 S Filed
01-23-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


SB 93   
Hammer, Kim (R)
Rose, Ryan (R)
Clarifies that the Commission on Dental Accreditations is the accrediting entity for a College of Dentistry, not the Council on Dental Education and Licensure of the American Dental Association.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-23-23 S Filed
01-23-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-25-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-25-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-26-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-26-23 S On floor for consideration
01-26-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
01-26-23 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-31-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


SB 95   
Wallace, Dave (R)
Carr, Joey (R)
Revises the timing of license renewal fees for embalmers and funeral directors.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-23-23 S Filed
01-23-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
01-26-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
01-25-23 S Meeting cancelled for 01/26/23 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
01-31-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce


SB 97   
Wallace, Dave (R)
Carr, Joey (R)
Describes items that a licensee must surrender if the licensee's permit has lapsed or been revoked concerning the cancellation or denial of a permit to sell prepaid funeral benefits.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-23-23 S Filed
01-23-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
01-26-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
01-25-23 S Meeting cancelled for 01/26/23 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
01-31-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce


SB 132   
Flippo, Scott (R)
Eubanks, Jon (R)
Reduces the amount of time an application for a license to practice chiropractic must be filed with the Director of the Arkansas State Board of Chiropractic Examiners from 45 days to 30 days.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-26-23 S Filed
01-26-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


SB 169   
Bryant, Joshua (R) Adds licensed lay midwives to the definition of 'healthcare provider' under the Patient Protection Act and the any willing provider laws.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-26-23 S Filed
01-26-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
01-31-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce


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