Status Summary

Pre-filed on 12.31.20

First reading, referred to Health Care & Wellness on 1.11.21.  

Public hearing in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness on 1.14.21.  

Executive action taken in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness on 1.20.21; majority pass.

Placed on second reading on 1.22.21.

Rules suspended. Placed and passed on Third Reading on 1.29.21.

In the Senate

First reading, referred to Health & Long Term Care on 2.3.21.

Executive action taken the Senate Committee on Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care on 3.10.21 and referred to the Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care.

Public hearing in in the Senate Committee on Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care on 3.12.21.

Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care on 3.19.21; majority pass. 

Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on 3.22.21.

Placed on second reading by Rules Committee on 3.31.21.

Rules suspended. Placed and passed on Third Reading on 4.6.21.

In the House

Speaker signed on 4.7.21.

In the Senate

President signed on 4.10.21.

Other than legislative action

Delivered to Governor on 4.13.21.

The Governor signed the bill into law on 4.16.21.  

Chapter 57, 2021 Laws. Effective date 4/16/2021.

(updated 5.20.21)

Legislative Session

2021

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Harris

Currently, a certified substance use disorder professional trainee can provide substance use disorder assessments, counseling, and case management with a state regulated agency as approved by their supervisor and the certification may only be renewed four times.  HB1063 allows the secretary to issue a waiver to allow additional renewals due to barriers to testing or training resulting from a governor-declared emergency.

Also, currently, associate licenses can be renewed no more than six times; however, the HB1063 will allow the secretary to find that additional renewals are justified due to barriers to testing or training resulting from a governor-declared emergency.

Changes to licensing requirements will take effect immediately.