GA SB65 | 2013-2014 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)
Status: Passed on April 21 2014 - 100% progression
Action: 2014-04-21 - Act 546
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 37 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to mental health, so as to authorize a licensed professional counselor to perform certain acts which physicians, psychologists, and others are authorized to perform regarding emergency examinations of persons who are mentally ill or alcoholic or drug dependent; to define certain terms; to require a licensed professional counselor to secure certification to perform certain acts from the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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Mental Health; authorize licensed professional counselor to perform certain acts; secure certification


Roll Calls

2014-03-20 - Senate - Senate Vote #767 (Y: 47 N: 4 NV: 4 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2014-03-07 - House - House Vote #723 (Y: 119 N: 38 NV: 13 Abs: 10) [PASS]
2013-02-11 - Senate - Senate Vote #29 (Y: 50 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]


2014-04-21 Act 546
2014-04-21SenateSenate Date Signed by Governor
2014-03-26SenateSenate Sent to Governor
2014-03-20SenateSenate Agrees House Amend or Sub
2014-03-07HouseHouse Passed/Adopted By Substitute
2014-03-07HouseHouse Third Readers
2014-02-21HouseHouse Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2013-03-28HouseHouse Withdrawn, Recommitted
2013-03-26HouseHouse Postponed
2013-03-25HouseHouse Postponed
2013-03-22HouseHouse Postponed
2013-03-14HouseHouse Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2013-02-13HouseHouse Second Readers
2013-02-12HouseHouse First Readers
2013-02-11SenateSenate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
2013-02-11SenateSenate Third Read
2013-02-07SenateSenate Read Second Time
2013-02-06SenateSenate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2013-01-28SenateSenate Read and Referred
2013-01-18SenateSenate Hopper

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