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CS/SB 474: Deregulation of Professions and Occupations

GENERAL BILL by Innovation, Industry, and Technology ; Albritton

Deregulation of Professions and Occupations; Citing this act as the “Occupational Freedom and Opportunity Act”; requiring the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to waive the requirement to pass the Commercial Driver License Skills Tests for certain servicemembers and veterans; deleting the requirement that a yacht broker maintain a separate license for each branch office; specifying that the failure to repay certain student loans is not considered a failure to perform a statutory or legal obligation for which certain disciplinary action can be taken; revising licensure requirements for engineers who hold specified licenses in another state, etc.

Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect July 1, 2020
Last Action: 1/22/2020 Senate - Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Innovation, Industry, and Technology (IT)
  2. Commerce and Tourism (CM)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/7/2019 Senate • Filed
11/1/2019 Senate • Referred to Innovation, Industry, and Technology; Commerce and Tourism; Appropriations -SJ 37
1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 36
1/16/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Innovation, Industry, and Technology, 01/21/20, 2:30 pm, 110 Senate Building
1/21/2020 Senate • CS by Innovation, Industry, and Technology; YEAS 8 NAYS 0
1/22/2020 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)