Music therapists; Board of Health Professions to evaluate regulation. (SB1547)

Introduced By

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester) with support from co-patron Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Music therapy. Directs the Board of Health Professions to evaluate whether music therapists and the practice of music therapy should be regulated and the degree of regulation to be imposed. The bill requires the Board to report the results of its evaluation to the Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Education and Health and the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions by November 1, 2019. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103941D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/21/2019Rereferred from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2019Rereferred to Education and Health
01/25/2019Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/31/2019Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Committee substitute printed 19106234D-S1
02/01/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1547S1)
02/01/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106234D-S1
02/04/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1547S1
02/04/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Placed on Calendar
02/06/2019Read first time
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/11/2019Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
02/12/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
02/14/2019Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Committee substitute printed 19106888D-H1
02/14/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1547H1)
02/15/2019Read second time
02/18/2019Read third time
02/18/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106888D-H1
02/18/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1547H1
02/18/2019Passed House with substitute (93-Y 4-N)
02/18/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (93-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019House substitute rejected by Senate (2-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019House insisted on substitute
02/20/2019House requested conference committee
02/21/2019Delegates: Bell, R.B., Bell, R.P., Bell, J.J.
02/21/2019Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2019Senators: Vogel, Cosgrove, Howell
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2019Delegates: Bell, Robert B., Bell, Richard P., Bell, John J.
02/22/2019C Amended by conference committee
02/23/2019Passed by temporarily
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by House (92-Y 4-N 1-A)
02/23/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (92-Y 4-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/07/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1547ER)
03/07/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1547ER)
03/07/2019Signed by Speaker
03/09/2019Signed by President
03/11/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 11, 2019
03/11/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 680 (effective 7/1/19)
03/21/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0680)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 45 seconds.