Bill Summary for S 735 (2017-2018)

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Jun 15 2018

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View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
Senate Bill 735 (Public) Filed Wednesday, May 23, 2018
AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING BOARD AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW CHANGES AND TO REQUIRE DISPLAY OF THE NATIONAL MOTTO AND STATE MOTTO IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND DIRECTING THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO GRANT A LICENSE TO PRACTICE AS A SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST TO ANY INDIVIDUALS WHO HOLD THE NATIONALLY CERTIFIED SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST CREDENTIAL.
Intro. by Wells, Daniel.

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House amendments make the following changes to 4th edition. 

Amendment #1 adds to title AND TO REQUIRE DISPLAY OF THE NATIONAL MOTTO AND STATE MOTTO IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Amends GS 115C-47(29a), GS 116-235(i) and GS 116-69.1, requiring the display of the national and state mottos in at least one prominent location of each school. Amends GS 115C-218.80, requiring charter schools to do the same. Applies beginning December 1, 2018. 

Amendment #2 amends GS 90-625, reducing the number of members on the Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy who must be licensed therapists to 4 and only requires one member (was, two) to be a licensed establishment operator. Makes Part IV effective July 1, 2019, instead of July 1, 2018. 

Amendment #3, as amended by Amendment #5, amends GS 95-25.2, defining marketplace contractor and marketplace platform. Amends GS 95-25.14, exempting from the provisions of minimum wage, overtime, youth employment, and record keeping any marketplace contractor where an employer-employee relationship is deemed not to exist pursuant to GS 95-25.24B(a).  Enacts new section GS 95-25.24B, setting out that a marketplace contractor is not deemed to be an employee of a marketplace platform if it enters into a written contract with the marketplace platform which makes it an independent contractor, along with seven other provisions. Does not apply to a marketplace contractor at a physical business location or when services provided are transporting containers. Amends GS 97-13 to exempt marketplace contractors without an employer-employee relationship from the provisions of the Worker's Compensation Act. Effective July 1, 2018. 

Amendment #4, as amended by Amendment #5, amends GS Chapter 90C, renaming it the Recreational Therapy Licensure and Music Therapy Licensure Act. Amends Chapter to reflect this change by including music therapists. Provides for licensure of music therapists. Defines licensed professional music therapist, music therapy, and scope of music therapy. Conforms title of Therapy Licensure Board. Increases membership to nine, with two members being music therapists. Adds a $200 continuing education fee and a $100 training fee. Adds requirement of record maintenance fees. Allows the Board to take disciplinary action when a recreational or music therapy license is revoked or suspended. Effective January 1, 2019. 

Amendment #6 repeals GS 115C-270.20(b) and instead adds new Section 115C-270.21, requiring the State Board to establish classification and levels of preparation necessary for licensure for school administrators and student services personnel. Requires issuance of a school psychologist license to individuals who meet the specified criteria.

Conforms title to changes. 

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