Bill Summary for H 607 (2019-2020)
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AN ACT TO REDUCE THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE MASSAGE AND BODYWORK THERAPY BOARD AND TO INCREASE FEES FOR A LICENSE TO PRACTICE MASSAGE AND BODYWORK THERAPY.Intro. by McNeill.
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House committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes.
Eliminates the proposed changes to GS 90-625, which increased the membership of the NC Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy (Board) from seven to eight to include a member who is a licensed massage and bodywork therapy establishment operator. Makes conforming deletions of the provisions implementing the previously proposed membership changes. Instead, decreases membership of the Board from seven to five, now providing for three rather than five massage and bodywork therapist members appointed by the Speaker of the House, the President Pro Tem. of the Senate, and the Governor. Implements the membership changes June 30, 2019, providing for the Speaker and President Pro Tem. to designate one of their two appointments, respectively, to continue serving the member's remaining term after that date, while terminating the other members' terms on that date. Effective when the act becomes law (was July 1, 2019).
Modifies the proposed changes to the fee schedule set forth in GS 90-628. Now sets the maximum fees the Board can impose at: $30 for license application (was, $40); $200 for initial license (was, $300); $150 for license renewal (was, $200); $100 for late renewal penalty (was, $150); and $25 for duplicate license (maintains existing law; previously proposed increase to $50).
Eliminates the proposed changes to GS 90-629, concerning requirements for licensure as a massage and bodywork therapist, and GS 90-634.1, which increased the civil penalty from $1,000 to $2,000 for any violation of Article 36 or rules adopted by the Board and authorizing the Board to assess investigative and discipline hearing costs.
Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.