Bill Text: TX HB4014 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the licensing and regulation of school psychologists.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2019-04-24 - Withdrawn from schedule [HB4014 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB4014-Introduced.html
  86R2438 MAW-F
 
  By: Guillen H.B. No. 4014
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the licensing and regulation of school psychologists.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 501.002, Occupations Code, is amended by
  adding Subdivision (6) to read as follows:
               (6)  "School psychologist" means a person who holds a
  license to engage in the practice of psychology under Section
  501.260.
         SECTION 2.  Section 501.051(a-1), Occupations Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a-1)  One of the members appointed under Subsection (a)(1)
  or (a)(2) must practice as a [licensed specialist in] school
  psychologist [psychology under Section 501.260].
         SECTION 3.  The heading to Section 501.260, Occupations
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 501.260.  [LICENSED SPECIALIST IN] SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST
  [PSYCHOLOGY].
         SECTION 4.  Section 501.260, Occupations Code, is amended by
  amending Subsections (a) and (c) and adding Subsection (d) to read
  as follows:
         (a)  The board by rule shall issue a license to a [licensed
  specialist in] school psychologist [psychology]. A license issued
  under this section constitutes the appropriate credential for a
  person who provides psychological services as required by Section
  21.003(b), Education Code.
         (c)  The rules of practice for a [licensed specialist in]
  school psychologist [psychology] must comply with nationally
  recognized standards for the practice of school psychology.
         (d)  A person may not use the title "school psychologist"
  unless the person holds a license issued under this section.
         SECTION 5.  Section 501.002(2), Occupations Code, is
  repealed.
         SECTION 6.  Section 501.260(d), Occupations Code, as added
  by this Act, applies only to conduct that occurs on or after the
  effective date of this Act. Conduct that occurs before the
  effective date of this Act is governed by the law in effect on the
  date the conduct occurred, and the former law is continued in effect
  for that purpose.
         SECTION 7.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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