Legislature(1995 - 1996)

02/06/1996 01:38 PM FIN

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  HOUSE BILL NO. 404                                                           
                                                                               
       "An Act  extending the termination date of the Board of                 
       Chiropractic Examiners; and  providing for an effective                 
       date."                                                                  
                                                                               
  Ms.  Reardon spoke in support of CSHB  404 (STA).  She noted                 
  that  the  legislation  extends  the Board  of  Chiropractic                 
  Examiners.  She noted that the repealer on line 7, page 1 of                 
  the  legislation eliminates licensure  by credentials.   She                 
  noted that the Legislative Auditor found the that the  Board                 
  was not licensing  individuals by credential.   She observed                 
  that the  Board had  difficulty determining  if chiropractic                 
  examinations in other states were equivalent to those of the                 
  state of  Alaska.   The auditor  concluded that  significant                 
  number  of  applicants were  achieving  their licenses.   He                 
  suggested  that  the  statute  should  reflect  the  current                 
  procedure.                                                                   
                                                                               
  Co-Chair Hanley  pointed out that fiscal  notes accompanying                 
  CSHB 382 (STA) and CSHB 404  (STA) represent funding that is                 
  already included  in the  operating budget.   He  emphasized                 
  that new dollars are not required.   He added that the  cost                 
  of operation is covered by licensing fees.                                   
                                                                               
  Representative Navarre MOVED to report CSHB 404 (STA) out of                 
  Committee  with  individual  recommendations  and  with  the                 
  accompanying fiscal note.                                                    
                                                                               
  CSHB 404  (STA) was  reported out  of Committee  with a  "do                 
  pass" recommendation  and with a  fiscal impact note  by the                 
  Department of Commerce and Economic Development.                             
                                                                               
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