Bill Summary for S 548 (2017-2018)

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Jun 26 2017

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View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
Senate Bill 548 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 30, 2017
AN ACT STRENGTHENING HUMAN TRAFFICKING LAWS, AUTHORIZING THE NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF MASSAGE AND BODYWORK THERAPY TO REGULATE MASSAGE AND BODYWORK THERAPY ESTABLISHMENTS, REQUIRING MASSAGE AND BODYWORK THERAPISTS TO OBTAIN A STATEWIDE PRIVILEGE LICENSE, AND AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO STUDY WAYS TO IDENTIFY AND PROTECT VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
Intro. by Randleman, Daniel, Brock.

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Senate amendment #1 makes the following changes to the 2nd edition. Amends the definition of massage and bodywork therapy establishment set out in proposed GS 90-622(3a), further specifying that the term does not include massage and bodywork therapy programs offered by a degree or diploma-granting college or university accredited by any accrediting agency that is recognized by the US Department of Education and licensed by the NC Community College System or the UNC Board of Governors or exempt from licensure pursuant to GS 116-15(c).

Retitles proposed GS 90-632.15 as Grounds for suspension, revocation, or refusal of a massage and bodywork establishment therapy license; notice and hearing; judicial review. Clarifies subdivision (a)(10), authorizing the NC Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy to deny, suspend, revoke, discipline, or refuse to approve a massage and bodywork therapy establishment if the applicant for or holder of a massage and bodywork establishment therapy license (previously, applicant for or holder of a massage and bodywork therapy license) has pleaded guilty, entered a plea of nolo contendere, or has been found guilty of a crime involving moral turpitude by a judge or jury in any state or federal court.

Provides that if SB 257 (Appropriation Act of 2017) of the 2017 Regular Session becomes law, Section 17.4(g) of that act is amended to provide that Section 17.4 of the act becomes effective January 1, 2018 (currently, effective when the act becomes law; Section 17.4 enacts GS 14-202.13; GS 18B-1003(c1); GS 19-8.4; GS 131E-84.1; GS 143B-348(c); and GS 143B-431.3, pertaining to human trafficking laws). 

Changes the long title.

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