SB 498 -- PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR RECIPROCITY
SPONSOR: Scott (Wasson)
COMMITTEE ACTION: Voted "do pass" by the Special Committee on
Professional Registration and Licensing by a vote of 11 to 0.
This bill changes the reciprocity provision regarding
professional counselors to allow a person licensed as a
professional counselor in another state who is at least 18 years
of age, is of good moral character, and is a citizen of or
legally present in the United States to receive a license without
passing an examination.
FISCAL NOTE: No impact on state funds in FY 2008, FY 2009, and
PROPONENTS: Supporters say that the bill standardizes the
requirements for professional counselors coming to Missouri on
reciprocity as well as those taking the exams.
Testifying for the bill was Senator Scott.
OPPONENTS: There was no opposition voiced to the committee.