Failed Senate
Counseling compact, fingerprinting
COUNSELING SERVICES – Adds to existing law to provide for Idaho’s participation in the Interstate Counseling Compact.

RS30836 / H0393

This legislation establishes the “Counseling Compact,” allowing Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors to voluntarily be licensed to practice in-person or telehealth in any compact state under a (LCPCs), privilege-to-practice, which is equivalent to a license. To obtain a privilege-to-practice, an LCPC must have an active, unencumbered license issued by the LCPC’s home state, obtain a fingerprint based criminal history check, and hold an unrestricted license for at least two years.

There is no impact to the state’s General Fund. The Counseling Compact is voluntary, and any fees, such as commission, background checks, and privilege-to-practice will be the responsibility of the LCPC voluntarily applying for a privilege-to-practice in another state.

Bill Events
Date Description
01/15 Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing
01/16 Reported Printed and Referred to Health & Welfare
01/31 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
02/01 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
02/02 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar until Monday, February 5, 2024
02/05 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day
02/06 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day
02/07 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 38-31-1
AYES – Allgood, Berch(Bratnober), Blanksma, Bundy, Burns, Cheatum, Chew(Wilson), Clow, Cornilles, Dixon(24), Durrant, Erickson, Furniss, Galaviz, Gannon, Garner, Green(Ruckh), Handy, Healey, Lanting, Manwaring, Mathias, McCann, Mickelsen, Miller, Nash(Stinson), Necochea, Nelsen, Petzke, Raybould, Raymond, Roberts, Rubel, Sauter, Vander Woude, Wheeler, Wroten, Yamamoto
NAYS – Alfieri, Andrus, Barbieri, Boyle, Cannon, Crane(12), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Ehardt, Ehlers, Gallagher, Hawkins, Hill, Holtzclaw, Horman, Kingsley, Lambert, Mendive, Mitchell, Monks, Palmer, Pickett, Price, Redman, Scott, Shepherd, Skaug, Tanner, Wisniewski, Young, Mr. Speaker
Absent – Weber
Floor Sponsor - Dixon(24)
Title apvd - to Senate
02/08 Received from the House passed; filed for first reading
02/08 Introduced, read first time; referred to: Health & Welfare
02/27 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
02/28 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
03/06 Retained on calendar
03/07 Read third time in full – FAILED - 17-18-0
AYES – Bernt, Burtenshaw, Cook, Guthrie, Harris, Hartgen, Just, Lee, Lent, Rabe, Ruchti, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, VanOrden, Ward-Engelking, Wintrow
NAYS – Adams, Anthon, Bjerke, Carlson, Den Hartog, Foreman, Grow, Hart, Herndon, Lakey, Lenney, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Ricks, Toews, Trakel, Winder, Zuiderveld
Absent and excused – None
Floor Sponsor - Hartgen
Ret’d to House
03/08 Returned from Senate Failed; Filed in the office of the Chief Clerk