I can answer this for you....
Since this bill combines so many different professional practices to be amended, after the House voted on the bill they first proposed (which includes "Cottage Laws"), it went to the Senate. The timeline for everything was July 1, 2011. One senator proposed an amendment to change the timeline to July 1, 2014 for Section 10. Our concern is Section 42. The senate voted and approved the amendment.
The request for a conference means that since this is all one bill, the House has one version (with ALL parts starting July 1, 2011) and the Senate has a version with one clause starting July 1, 2014 and all others starting July 1, 2011, representatives have to get together to discuss the change. If the conference committe agrees, then the House goes back and votes to accept the Senate version, the Senate would vote on their version, and then it goes off to the Governor for his signature. If the committee comes up with something different from either, then both houses have to vote on the conference committee amendment and then vote on the whole bill.
Thanks again to the sponsor of this forum for getting the ball rolling!