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H*3599 (Rat #0203) General Bill, By B. Newton, McGarry, Dabney, Brawley, Gilliard, King, Jefferson, Howard, S. Williams, Carter, Erickson and Govan
Summary: Occupational Licensure Reform Act
    AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 3 TO CHAPTER 36, TITLE 40 SO AS TO ENACT THE "OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY LICENSURE COMPACT" WHICH ENTERS SOUTH CAROLINA INTO A MULTISTATE OCCUPATIONAL LICENSURE COMPACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECIPROCAL PRACTICE OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AMONG THE STATES THAT ARE PARTIES TO THE COMPACT; TO AMEND SECTION 40-36-230, RELATING TO APPLICANTS FOR LICENSURE AS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS OR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE CERTAIN CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR APPLICATIONS MADE PURSUANT TO THE COMPACT; TO AMEND SECTION 40-36-250, RELATING TO APPLICANTS FOR LICENSURE WITHOUT EXAMINATION AS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS OR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE CERTAIN CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR APPLICATIONS MADE PURSUANT TO THE COMPACT; AND TO DESIGNATE THE EXISTING SECTIONS OF CHAPTER 36 AS ARTICLE 1, ENTITLED "GENERAL PROVISIONS". - ratified title
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01/12/21House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 253)
01/12/21House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 253)
01/26/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: McGarry
12/02/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Dabney
12/06/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Brawley, Gilliard, King, Jefferson, Howard, S.Williams
01/13/22House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Carter
02/08/22House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Erickson
02/17/22House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 50)
02/22/22 Scrivener's error corrected
02/22/22House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Govan
02/23/22House Amended (House Journal-page 15)
02/23/22House Read second time (House Journal-page 15)
02/23/22House Roll call Yeas-103 Nays-3 (House Journal-page 38)
02/24/22House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 29)
02/24/22Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 5)
02/24/22Senate Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (Senate Journal-page 5)
02/24/22 Scrivener's error corrected
05/04/22Senate Committee report: Favorable Labor, Commerce and Industry (Senate Journal-page 12)
05/10/22Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 57)
05/10/22Senate Roll call Ayes-44 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 57)
05/11/22Senate Read third time and enrolled (Senate Journal-page 13)
05/12/22 Ratified R 203 (Senate Journal-page 218)
05/13/22 Signed By Governor



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