Legislature(2001 - 2002)

04/17/2001 09:14 AM FIN

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     SENATE BILL NO. 50                                                                                                         
     "An Act extending the termination date of the Board of                                                                     
     Veterinary Examiners."                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
This  was the first  hearing  for this  bill in  the Senate  Finance                                                            
Committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
JESSE  KIEHL,  staff to  Senator  Elton,  testified that  this  bill                                                            
extends the  sunset date  on the Board of  Veterinary Examiners.  He                                                            
informed that  the board provides a "valuable public  good" insuring                                                            
minimum  competency  of  veterinarians  before  they are  granted  a                                                            
license to practice.  He noted the board also provides  professional                                                            
peer review of complaints against practicing veterinarians.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Keihl  referenced  a Division  of Legislative  Budget and  Audit                                                            
report citing that the board is operating efficiently.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Donley  offered a motion to move SB 50 from  Committee with                                                            
accompanying zero  fiscal note from the Department  of Community and                                                            
Economic Development, Division of Occupational Licensing.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
There was no objection and the bill MOVED from Committee.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                

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