Senate Bill 305 was introduced this year that would have implemented state massage licensure in Kansas. Unfortunately, that bill will not move forward this year. ABMP wants to hear from you: What are your thoughts about state licensure? Take our six question survey to help us learn from you!
Recent News and Legislative Updates
Learn about the Interstate Massage Compact, an agreement among various states that can make your nomadic lifestyle much easier.
Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed into law Senate Bill 58 in February, which creates massage therapy student- and apprentice-level licensing. Future Arkansas massage therapists now have alternative pathways into the profession.
Senate Bill 42 introduces lower-tiered licensing for massage assistants and massage assistants-in-training. Learn about the educational requirements of each limited massage therapy license.
The Minnesota legislature will not adopt massage and Asian bodywork therapy licensure in 2023. ABMP members are an essential part of ensuring that the Minnesota legislature prioritizes licensure next year. Contact your state representative and senator today to let them know massage and Asian bodywork therapy licensure deserves attention in 2024.
House Bill 2134 would create more restrictive massage therapy establishment regulation, such as operating hours and massage establishment regulation by political subdivisions. Elevate your voice today by contacting your local representatives.
The Nevada legislature introduced Senate Bill 270, the Massage Compact, in March 2023. If you believe an interstate license would benefit massage therapists, write a letter to your representatives.
The Minnesota legislature introduced Senate File 967 and House File 973 in late January. If signed into law, the bills would require statewide licensure for massage and Asian bodywork therapists.
The Colorado Coalition of Massage Therapists invites you to volunteer for the annual Massage Therapy Legislative Awareness Day on Friday, April 14, 2023, at the state capitol building in Denver. Contact us if you are interested in providing complimentary chair massage to Colorado state legislators from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and to make influential contacts in the legislature.
The Kansas Legislature introduced Senate Bill 305 (SB 305), which would require statewide licensure for massage therapists. The bill offers a generous grandfathering route for those currently practicing massage therapy. ABMP will monitor the progress of SB 305 and notify you if the bill becomes law.