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CS/CS/CS/SB 474: Deregulation of Professions and Occupations

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations ; Commerce and Tourism ; Innovation, Industry, and Technology ; Albritton ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Gruters

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: 2/27/2020 Senate - Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
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 -SJ 155
1/22/2020 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
1/23/2020 Senate • Now in Commerce and Tourism
1/27/2020 Senate • CS by Innovation, Industry, and Technology read 1st time -SJ 193
1/30/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Commerce and Tourism, 02/04/20, 9:00 am, 110 Senate Building
2/4/2020 Senate • CS/CS by Commerce and Tourism; YEAS 4 NAYS 0 -SJ 239
2/5/2020 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
2/6/2020 Senate • CS/CS by Commerce and Tourism read 1st time -SJ 244
2/10/2020 Senate • Now in Appropriations
2/17/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 02/20/20, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
2/20/2020 Senate • CS/CS/CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 20 NAYS 1 -SJ 346
2/24/2020 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
2/26/2020 Senate • CS/CS/CS by Appropriations read 1st time -SJ 348
2/27/2020 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading