SD Amendment to HB 1126 Makes Little Difference in Current Law

HB 1126 was amended during the House floor vote. The amendment changed one word in the entire Austin massage law.

The board shall (instead of may) issue a license to engage is the practice of Austin massage to a person who submits an application form and the nonrefundable application fee as approved in § 36-35-17 and who demonstrates the following qualifications….

The qualifications for licensure remained the same.

The amendment passed yesterday is not sufficient. It eliminated one “may” but left another “may” in the same section of the bill that allows the board to refues to issue a license . We expect there to be more compromise in the Senate and will keep members informed.

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