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2016 Senate Bill 818: Exempt yoga instruction schools from licensure mandate

Public Act 146 of 2016

Introduced by Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker (R) on February 24, 2016
To exempt yoga teacher training schools from a state licensure mandate imposed on private trade-schools (“proprietary schools”), with annual fees, government inspections, regulations and more.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on February 24, 2016
Reported in the Senate on April 12, 2016
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 35 to 0 in the Senate on April 13, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To exempt yoga teacher training schools from a state licensure mandate imposed on private trade-schools (“proprietary schools”), with annual fees, government inspections, regulations and more. A Senate Fiscal Agency analysis notes that many people take yoga teaching classes just for the experience, and that "the regulations reportedly have created a business environment that deters...offering or expanding instruction programs".
Received in the House on April 13, 2016
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on April 13, 2016
Reported in the House on April 27, 2016
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 6, 2016

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