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CS/CS/CS/HB 3: Preemption of Local Occupational Licensing

GENERAL BILL by Commerce Committee ; State Affairs Committee ; Business and Professions Subcommittee ; Grant, M. ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Bush ; Roth ; Sabatini

Preemption of Local Occupational Licensing; Preempts licensing of occupations to state; provides exceptions; prohibits local governments from imposing additional licensing requirements or modifying licensing; specifies that certain local licensing that does not meet specified criteria does not apply & may not be enforced; specifies that certain specialty contractors are not required to register with Construction Industry Licensing Board; prohibits local governments from requiring certain specialty contractors to obtain license; specifies job scopes for which local government may not require license; authorizes counties & municipalities to issue certain journeyman licenses.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 Senate - Died in Community Affairs
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Community Affairs (CA)
  2. Commerce and Tourism (CM)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/6/2019 House • Filed
2/13/2019 House • Referred to Business and Professions Subcommittee; Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Commerce Committee -HJ 22
2/14/2019 House • On Committee agenda-- Business and Professions Subcommittee, 02/21/19, 10:30 am, Webster Hall
2/21/2019 House • CS by Business and Professions Subcommittee; YEAS 9 NAYS 5 -HJ 308
2/22/2019 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
2/27/2019 House • Original reference(s) removed: Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee
• CS referred to State Affairs Committee; Commerce Committee -HJ 294
• Now in State Affairs Committee -HJ 294
3/5/2019 House • Introduced -HJ 22
• CS by Business and Professions Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 288
3/12/2019 House • PCS on Committee agenda-- State Affairs Committee, 03/14/19, 8:30 am, Morris Hall
3/14/2019 House • CS/CS by State Affairs Committee; YEAS 15 NAYS 7 -HJ 441
3/15/2019 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS/CS by State Affairs Committee read 1st time -HJ 435
3/18/2019 House • Now in Commerce Committee -HJ 445
3/19/2019 House • PCS on Committee agenda-- Commerce Committee, 03/21/19, 12:00 pm, Webster Hall
3/21/2019 House • CS/CS/CS by- Commerce Committee; YEAS 18 NAYS 5 -HJ 489
3/22/2019 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
3/25/2019 House • CS/CS/CS by Commerce Committee read 1st time -HJ 483
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 496
4/4/2019 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/10/19
4/10/2019 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 621
• Amendment(s) failed (366869) -HJ 621
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/11/2019 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 658
• CS passed; YEAS 88 NAYS 24 -HJ 658
4/18/2019 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Community Affairs; Commerce and Tourism; Rules -SJ 391
4/22/2019 Senate • Received -SJ 391
5/3/2019 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Community Affairs