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HOUSE BILL NO. 470
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H0470.................................................by STONE AND SCHAEFER
Requested by: Stone and Schaefer
PASTORAL COUNSELORS - Repeals existing law to delete the licensure and
regulation of pastoral counselors.
01/12 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
01/12 Rpt prt - to Health/Wel
01/23 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
01/26 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/05 3rd rdg - PASSED - 51-19-0
AYES -- Barrett, Bell, Bivens, Black(23), Boe, Callister, Campbell,
Chase, Clark, Crane, Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Ellsworth, Field(13),
Field(20), Gagner, Geddes, Gould, Hadley, Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet,
Kellogg, Kempton, Kendell, Kunz, Lake, Loertscher, Mader, Marley,
McKague, Meyer, Miller, Mortensen, Pischner, Pomeroy, Reynolds,
Richman, Ridinger, Sali, Schaefer, Stevenson, Stone, Tippets, Trail,
Wheeler, Wood, Zimmermann, Mr Speaker
NAYS -- Alltus, Barraclough, Bieter, Black(15), Bruneel, Hansen,
Jones(9), Jones(22), Jones(20), Judd, Kjellander, Linford, Newcomb,
Robison, Stoicheff, Stubbs, Taylor, Tilman, Watson
Absent and excused -- None
Floor Sponsors - Stone, Schaefer, Sali
Title apvd - to Senate
02/06 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Health/Wel
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fourth Legislature Second Regular Session - 1998
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 470
BY STONE AND SCHAEFER
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO LICENSING OF PASTORAL COUNSELORS; REPEALING SECTION 54-3405A,
3 IDAHO CODE.
4 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
5 SECTION 1. That Section 54-3405A, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this legislation is to repeal Section 54-3405A, Idaho Code, which
provides for licensing and regulation of pastoral counselors, for the following reasons:
(1) Pastoral counseling involves spiritual insight, interpretation, and instruction divine precepts.
These are personal matters beyond the expertise of the state and into which it cannot justly intrude.
(2) The current law:
(a) poses a great potential for regulatory abuse and further government
intrusion in religious matters;
(b) is biased and discriminatory in its approval of pastoral counselors;
(c) is biased and discriminatory in its approval of divine instruction;
(d) is unfairly biased and discriminatory in its minimum education and experience
(e) is biased and exclusionary with regard to accredited institutions and
None to the general fund.
CONTACT: Nels Wilson - 459-3635 or
Alan Stroud - 378-4049
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE