Legislature(2013 - 2014)
03/31/2014 04:31 PM L&C
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HB 328-BOARD/LICENSING OF MASSAGE THERAPISTS 4:32:14 PM CHAIR OLSON announced that the first order of business would be HOUSE BILL NO. 328, "An Act establishing the Board of Massage Therapists; relating to the licensing of massage therapists; and providing for an effective date." REPRESENTATIVE BENJAMIN NAGEAK, Alaska State Legislature, asked members to pass HB 328. He explained that a massage therapist brought the concept of this bill to him and has asked for a few changes to the bill, which are included in an amendment. 4:33:20 PM CHAIR OLSON explained the committee previously held hearings on HB 328 on 3/10/14 and 3/28/2014. During the meeting on 3/28/14, the committee adopted Amendment 1, labeled "N.2" and closed out public testimony. The bill was held over to allow members to consider another amendment "N.1" [not yet before the committee]. 4:33:36 PM REPRESENTATIVE REINBOLD made a motion to adopt Amendment , labeled 28-LS1431\N.1, Martin, 3/21/14, which read as follows: Page 3, line 24: Delete "board" Insert "department" Page 3, line 27, following "a": Insert "(A)" Page 3, line 28, following "school": Insert "or; (B) board-approved apprenticeship program" Page 4, line 18: Delete "board" Insert "department" Page 7, following line 31: Insert a new paragraph to read: "(11) person who has graduated from a program or is a current recognized member of the International Association of Structural Integrators;" Renumber the following paragraphs accordingly. Page 8, line 1, following "only": Insert "light" Page 8, lines 3 - 4: Delete ", including the Feldenkrais method of somatic education, the Trager approach to movement education, and body-mind centering" Insert "or to affect the energy systems" Page 8, lines 5 - 8: Delete all material. Renumber the following paragraphs accordingly. Page 8, following line 21: Insert a new paragraph to read: "(3) "department" means the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development;" Renumber the following paragraphs accordingly. Page 11, line 1: Delete "AS 08.61.030(1) - (6) and (9)" Insert "AS 08.61.030(1), (2), (4) - (6), and (9)" CHAIR OLSON objected for the purpose of discussion. 4:34:03 PM MARY SCHLOSSER, Staff, Representative Benjamin Nageak, Alaska State Legislature, explained that Amendment 1 makes some minor changes. First, it would add language to the requirements for education, [which recognizes a board-approved apprenticeship program] in exchange for the 500 hours required for licensure. On page 3, line 24, and page 4, line 18, the amendment changes "board" to "department" to allow the department to process applications. On page 8, lines 1-8, the language combines exemptions 11-12 to define a category of exempted practices not naming each modality. On page 11, line 1, it removes paragraph (3), with the intent of allowing the 500 hours of education to be waived during the transition to allow these physical therapists to be grandfathered in for licensure. CHAIR OLSON removed his objection to Amendment 2. 4:36:06 PM REPRESENTATIVE REINBOLD moved to adopt Conceptual Amendment 1 to Amendment  "N.1." On page 1, lines 15-20, [Amendment 2] to delete all material. 4:36:17 PM MS. SCHLOSSER explained that Conceptual Amendment 1 would remove duplicate language previously adopted [in Amendment 1 on 3/28/14]. CHAIR OLSON removed his objection to Conceptual Amendment 1 to Amendment 2. [The committee treated it as though he had previously objected to Conceptual Amendment 1 for the purpose of discussion.] There being no further objection, Conceptual Amendment 1 to Amendment 2 was adopted. [The committee treated Amendment 2 as adopted.] 4:37:45 PM REPRESENTATIVE REINBOLD moved to report HB 328, as amended, out of committee with individual recommendations and the accompanying fiscal notes. There being no objection, the CSHB 328(L&C) was reported from the House Labor & Commerce Standing Committee.