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HB 303 — Unlicensed Activities Fees

by Reps. Burton and others (SB 394 by Senator Hays)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Regulated Industries Committee (RI)

The bill requires waiver of a five dollar unlicensed activity fee charged to professionals renewing a license issued by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (department), if certain benchmarks for a profession’s operating account and unlicensed activity account are met. The waiver applies to all licensees in a renewal cycle for the duration of that cycle. The waiver does not apply if a profession’s operating account has a deficit or is projected to have a deficit within five fiscal years.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2016.

Vote: Senate 38-0; House 114-1