Music therapy; definition of music therapist, licensure. (SB633)

Introduced By

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester) with support from co-patron Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Music therapy; licensure. Requires the Board of Social Work to adopt regulations establishing a regulatory structure to license music therapists in the Commonwealth and establishes an advisory board to assist the Board in this process. Under the bill, no person shall engage in the practice of music therapy or hold himself out or otherwise represent himself as a music therapist unless he is licensed by the Board. This bill is identical to HB 1562. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20105169D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB633)
01/22/2020Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/30/2020Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Committee substitute printed 20106549D-S1
01/31/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB633S1)
01/31/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Read second time
02/03/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106549D-S1
02/03/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB633S1
02/04/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/18/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Read second time
02/21/2020Read third time
02/21/2020Passed House (87-Y 9-N)
02/21/2020VOTE: Passage (87-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB633ER)
02/26/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB633ER)
02/27/2020Signed by President
02/27/2020Signed by Speaker
03/04/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 6, 2020
03/04/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 4, 2020
03/04/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 11, 2020
03/10/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 233 (effective 7/1/20)
03/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0233)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1562.