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Enrolled HB 123: Relating to occupational licensing fees, fines, and penalties and to regulatory board fines; extending the termination dates of the Boards of Barbers and Hairdressers, Social Work Examiners, Pharmacy, Professional Counselors, Psychologist and Psychological Associate Examiners, and Veterinary Examiners; relating to psychologist licensing by credentials; relating to an exemption that allows one bill to continue more than one board, commission, or agency program; and providing for an effective date.

00 Enrolled HB 123                                                                                                         
01 Relating to occupational licensing fees, fines, and penalties and to regulatory board fines;                            
02 extending the termination dates of the Boards of Barbers and Hairdressers, Social Work                                  
03 Examiners, Pharmacy, Professional Counselors, Psychologist and Psychological Associate                                  
04 Examiners, and Veterinary Examiners; relating to psychologist licensing by credentials;                                 
05 relating to an exemption that allows one bill to continue more than one board, commission, or                           
06 agency program; and providing for an effective date.                                                                    
07                           _______________                                                                               
08    * Section 1.  AS 08.03.010(c)(4) is amended to read:                                                               
09                 (4)  Board of Barbers and Hairdressers (AS 08.13.010) - June 30, 2011                               
10       [2005];                                                                                                           
11    * Sec. 2.  AS 08.03.010(c)(6) is amended to read:                                                                  
12                 (6)  Board of Social Work Examiners (AS 08.95.010) - June 30, 2010                                  
13       [2005];                                                                                                           
01    * Sec. 3.  AS 08.03.010(c)(15) is amended to read:                                                                 
02                 (15)  Board of Pharmacy (AS 08.80.010) - June 30, 2010 [2005];                                      
03    * Sec. 4.  AS 08.03.010(c)(17) is amended to read:                                                                 
04                 (17)  Board of Professional Counselors (AS 08.29.010) - June 30, 2010                               
05       [2005];                                                                                                           
06    * Sec. 5.  AS 08.03.010(c)(18) is amended to read:                                                                 
07                 (18)  Board of Psychologist and Psychological Associate Examiners                                       
08       (AS 08.86.010) - June 30, 2010 [2005];                                                                        
09    * Sec. 6.  AS 08.03.010(c)(21) is amended to read:                                                                 
10                 (21)  Board of Veterinary Examiners (AS 08.98.010) - June 30, 2009                                  
11       [2005].                                                                                                           
12    * Sec. 7.  AS 08.86.150 is amended to read:                                                                        
13            Sec. 08.86.150.  License by credentials.  A person who is licensed or certified                            
14       as a psychologist by a licensing authority other than the state is entitled to be licensed                        
15       in the state without examination if the person applies on the proper application form,                            
16       submits proof of continued competence as required by regulation of the board, pays                                
17       the credential review fee, and the person                                                                         
18                 (1)  holds a doctoral degree with primary emphasis on psychology that                                   
19       satisfies the requirements of AS 08.86.130 and the examination and qualification                                  
20       requirements for the person's out-of-state license or certificate were essentially similar                        
21       to or higher than the examination and qualification requirements for licensure under                              
22       this chapter; [OR]                                                                                                
23                 (2)  is a diplomate in good standing of the American Board of                                           
24       Professional Psychology; or                                                                                   
25                 (3)  is certified or registered with a credentialing organization in                                
26       psychology approved by the board in regulation and with requirements                                          
27       essentially similar to or higher than the requirements for licensure under this                               
28       chapter.                                                                                                      
29    * Sec. 8.  AS 37.05.146(c)(24) is amended to read:                                                                 
30                 (24)  receipts of the Department of Commerce, Community, and                                            
31       Economic Development under AS 08.01.065 and from fines and penalties collected                                
01       in licensing and disciplinary actions for occupations under AS 08.01.010                                      
02       [AS 08.01.065(a), (c), AND (f)];                                                                                  
03    * Sec. 9.  AS 08.95.920 is repealed.                                                                               
04    * Sec. 10.  The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                        
05 read:                                                                                                                   
06       EXEMPTION FROM AS 44.66.050(e).  Sections 1 - 6 of this Act are exempt from the                                   
07 provision of AS 44.66.050(e) that prohibits a bill from continuing the existence of more than                           
08 one board, commission, or agency program.                                                                               
09    * Sec. 11.  This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).