This video captures the state senate floor discussion and votes for California AB 1822 on Friday, 27 September 2010 and Monday, 30 September 2010.
The California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) was created by SB 731 (Oropeza, 2007-2008) to provide state-level certification of massage providers with those certified thereafter exempted from local individual licensing laws. CAMTC provides a centralized background check with DOJ, FBI, and local court records. Unlike most local agencies, CAMTC also subscribes to DOJ and FBI subsequent record notification. Flagged applications are reviewed by CAMTC staff having substantial law enforcement background. CAMTC meetings are held under the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, which requires 10-day advance notice of meetings and that they be open to the public and media.
AB 1822 is a push-back against state-level regulation by the California Police Chief's Association (CPCA). The original language of the bill was to gut CAMTC and return to local licensing. That effort failed. The bill as passed would place law enforcement personnel on the CAMTC board of directors from two law enforcement trade organizations that have acted hostilely to CAMTC and restrict law enforcement on the board to only those two organizations.
This video shows the claims (disinformation) being made by the bill's proponents as well as the responses of other senators, including Gloria Negrete McLeod, the chair of the senate Business & Professions Committee.