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 Bill Status of SB1595  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  MUSIC THERAPY ADVISORY BOARD

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Dan Kotowski - Don Harmon - William Delgado and Emil Jones, III

House Sponsors
(Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe - Sam Yingling - Natalie A. Manley - Stephanie A. Kifowit, Esther Golar, Litesa E. Wallace and Thaddeus Jones)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/18/2015SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0397

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Music Therapy Licensing and Practice Act. Provides for licensure of music therapists by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Establishes the powers and duties of the Department, including prescribing rules defining what constitutes an appropriate curriculum for music therapy, reviewing the qualifications of applicants for licenses, investigating alleged violations of the Act, conducting hearings on disciplinary and other matters, and establishing a schedule of fees for the administration and enforcement of the Act. Establishes qualifications for licensure as a music therapist. Provides that licenses issued under the Act shall be renewed biennially. Establishes the Music Therapy Advisory Committee. Establishes the powers and duties of the advisory committee, including advising the Department on all matters pertaining to licensure, education, and continuing education requirements for music therapists. Establishes grounds for discipline of a license. Provides for civil and criminal penalties for violations of the Act. Creates provisions concerning formal hearings, including transcripts of proceedings, appointment of hearing officers, subpoenas and depositions, and rehearings. Provides for judicial review of all final administrative decisions of the Department. Preempts home rule. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Music Therapy Advisory Board Act. Establishes the Music Therapy Advisory Board within the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Provides that the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation shall appoint 10 members with certain qualifications within 90 days of the effective date of the Act. Provides that the Executive Director of the Illinois Community College Board, the Director of Children and Family Services, the Director of Aging, the Director of Public Health, the Director of Employment Security, the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation, the Director of Healthcare and Family Services, and the Secretary of Human Services may appoint ex officio members to the Board. Provides that the Board shall hold its first meeting within 30 days after the appointment of members by the Secretary. Provides that the Board shall issue a report within 12 months after the first meeting of the Board, which shall include certain information regarding the potential for certification of music therapists and other information. Provides that the Board shall advise the Department, the Governor, and the General Assembly on all matters that impact the effective work of music therapists.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the engrossed bill with the following changes: Reduces the membership of the Music Therapy Advisory Board from 10 to 7. Provides that members are appointed for a term of 2 years. Provides that members of the Board shall reasonably reflect the different geographic areas in Illinois. Provides that 3 members of the Board shall currently serve as music therapists in Illinois (rather than Cook County), one member shall represent the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (rather than a music therapist in DuPage, Kane, Lake, or Will County), one member shall be a licensed psychologist or professional counselor (rather than just a licensed psychologist), and one member shall be a licensed social worker in Illinois (rather than a licensed social worker or counselor). Removes members serving as a music therapist in other regions of the State and a member of the Board who currently employs music therapists. Removes ex officio members of the Board. Provides that 4 members of the Board (rather than 5) shall constitute a quorum. Provides that a copy of the report to be issued by the Board shall be submitted to the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/20/2015SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Dan Kotowski
  2/20/2015SenateFirst Reading
  2/20/2015SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/3/2015SenateAssigned to Licensed Activities and Pensions
  3/12/2015SenatePostponed - Licensed Activities and Pensions
  3/18/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  3/19/2015SenatePostponed - Licensed Activities and Pensions
  3/19/2015SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  3/19/2015SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. William Delgado
  3/26/2015SenatePostponed - Licensed Activities and Pensions
  3/27/2015SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 24, 2015
  4/15/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Dan Kotowski
  4/15/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/15/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Licensed Activities and Pensions
  4/15/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/16/2015SenateDo Pass as Amended Licensed Activities and Pensions; 007-003-000
  4/16/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 21, 2015
  4/21/2015SenateSecond Reading
  4/21/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 22, 2015
  4/22/2015SenateThird Reading - Passed; 036-014-000
  4/23/2015HouseArrived in House
  4/23/2015HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe
  4/23/2015HouseFirst Reading
  4/23/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/4/2015HouseAssigned to Health Care Licenses Committee
  5/8/2015HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) May 15, 2015
  5/13/2015HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Health Care Licenses Committee; 010-000-000
  5/13/2015HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/15/2015HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  5/15/2015HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  5/18/2015HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/18/2015HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/21/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe
  5/21/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/22/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 005-000-000
  5/22/2015HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2015
  5/28/2015HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/28/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/28/2015HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/28/2015HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  5/28/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Esther Golar
  5/28/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  5/28/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
  5/30/2015HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 113-000-000
  5/30/2015SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1
  5/30/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1 - May 31, 2015
  5/31/2015SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Dan Kotowski
  5/31/2015SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/31/2015SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Be Approved for Consideration Assignments
  5/31/2015SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 052-000-000
  5/31/2015SenateSenate Concurs 052-000-000
  5/31/2015SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/29/2015SenateSent to the Governor
  8/18/2015SenateGovernor Approved
  8/18/2015SenateEffective Date January 1, 2016
  8/18/2015SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0397

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