Legislature(1993 - 1994)

02/08/1994 09:30 AM FIN

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  SCSHB 294      An Act extending the  termination date of the                 
                 Board                                                         
  (L&C):         of Pharmacy;  and providing for  an effective                 
                 date.                                                         
                                                                               
                 Testimony  was  heard  in  support  of  SCSHB
                 294(L&C) by Karl  Luck, Director, Division of                 
                 Occupational    Licensing,    Department   of                 
                 Commerce  &  Economic Development.   Co-chair                 
                 Pearce  questioned  Mr.  Luck  regarding  the                 
                 Pharmacy Board.  The bill was REPORTED OUT of                 
                 committee with a "do pass"  and a zero fiscal                 
                 note  from  the   Department  of  Commerce  &                 
                 Economic Development.                                         
                                                                               
  SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 294(L&C):                                       
                                                                               
       An  Act extending the termination date  of the Board of                 
       Pharmacy; and providing for an effective date.                          
                                                                               
                                                                               
  Co-Chair Pearce  announced  that SCSHB  294(L&C) was  before                 
  committee  and  invited  Karl Luck,  Director,  Division  of                 
  Occupational Licensing,  Department of  Commerce &  Economic                 
  Development, to join the committee at the table.                             
                                                                               
  KARL LUCK testified  in support of SCSHB  294(L&C) extending                 
  the Board of Pharmacy's term to 1999.  In answer to Co-chair                 
  Pearce, he  said that  the total number  of pharmacists  was                 
  approximately 549, and that fees have been increased to $180                 
  for each pharmacist and  $200 for each pharmacy.   These new                 
  fees will begin to be collected as of June 1994.                             
                                                                               
  SENATOR KELLY informed the committee  that the L&C committee                 
  substitute  was  a  result  of  an  audit  that  recommended                 
  extending terms  to  ten years  of  those  non-controversial                 
  boards  and commissions.    Mr. Luck  pointed  out that  the                 
  boards  at  ten-year terms  were  staggered.   Senator Kelly                 
  explained that  the SCSHB  294(L&C) set  the Pharmacy  board                 
  with a six-year term.                                                        
                                                                               
  Co-chair Pearce  noted that  the audit recommended  revising                 
  the statutes as they have not kept pace with the practice of                 
  pharmacy.  Senator  Kelly informed the committee  that those                 
  recommendations by  the auditors  were being  taken care  of                 
  administratively and did not require  legislation.  Mr. Luck                 
  said  that  the  pharmacy  board  is working  diligently  on                 
  updating their statutes and regulations  but did not believe                 
  that would be accomplished  this session.  In answer  to Co-                 
  chair Pearce, Mr.  Luck said that  the pharmacy board was  a                 
  five-member board.                                                           
                                                                               
  Senator  Kelly  MOVED  for passage  of  SCSHB  294(L&C) from                 
  committee with  individual recommendations.   No  objections                 
  being raised, SCSHB  294(L&C) was REPORTED OUT  of committee                 
  with a zero  fiscal note from  the Department of Commerce  &                 
  Economic Development.  Co-chairs Pearce and  Frank, Senators                 
  Kelly,  Kerttula, Rieger,  and  Sharp  signed the  committee                 
  report with a "do pass" recommendation.                                      
                                                                               
  ADJOURNMENT                                                                  
                                                                               
  The meeting was adjourned at approximately 10:10 a.m.                        

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