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2013 Senate Bill 575: Prohibit licensure discipline board conflicts of interest

Public Act 95 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker (R) on October 2, 2013, to prohibit a member of a health profession occupational licensure board’s disciplinary subcommittee from participating in disciplinary procedures if he or she has a conflict of interest. It would also eliminate a provision related to hearings on "community service" as a sanction for violations, and revise investigation procedures.   Full Text and Analysis.
    • Referred to the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on October 2, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on October 31, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on November 6, 2013.
      1. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 6, 2013.
    1. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on November 7, 2013, to prohibit a member of a health profession occupational licensure board’s disciplinary subcommittee from participating in disciplinary procedures if he or she has a conflict of interest. The bill would also revise procedures for the initiation of a state investigation.
      See who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  2. Received in the House on November 7, 2013.
    • Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on November 7, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on February 25, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on March 13, 2014.
      1. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 13, 2014.
    1. Passed 110 to 0 in the House on March 18, 2014, to prohibit a member of a health profession occupational licensure board’s disciplinary subcommittee from participating in disciplinary procedures if he or she has a conflict of interest. The bill would also revise procedures for the initiation of a state investigation.
      See who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  3. Received in the Senate on March 19, 2014.
    1. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on March 20, 2014, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
      See who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  4. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on April 3, 2014.

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