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HB 735: Preemption of Local Occupational Licensing

GENERAL BILL by Harding ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Benjamin ; Borrero ; Giallombardo ; Sabatini ; Snyder

Preemption of Local Occupational Licensing; Preempts licensing of occupations to state; prohibits local governments from imposing or modifying licensing requirements; specifies certain local licensing may not be enforced; specifies 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 journeyman licenses.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/27/2021 House - Ordered enrolled
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/3/2021 House • Filed
2/18/2021 House • Referred to Regulatory Reform Subcommittee
• Referred to Commerce Committee
• Now in Regulatory Reform Subcommittee
2/26/2021 House • Added to Regulatory Reform Subcommittee agenda
3/2/2021 House • Favorable by Regulatory Reform Subcommittee
• Reported out of Regulatory Reform Subcommittee
• Now in Commerce Committee
• 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
3/12/2021 House • Added to Commerce Committee agenda
3/16/2021 House • Favorable by Commerce Committee
• Reported out of Commerce Committee
• Bill released to House Calendar
• Added to Second Reading Calendar
3/25/2021 House • Bill added to Special Order Calendar (3/31/2021)
3/31/2021 House • Read 2nd time
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Added to Third Reading Calendar
4/1/2021 House • Read 3rd time
• Passed; YEAS 82, NAYS 32
4/7/2021 Senate • In Messages
4/7/2021 House • Message sent to senate
4/8/2021 Senate • Referred to Rules -SJ 411
• Received -SJ 411
4/26/2021 Senate • Withdrawn from Rules -SJ 707
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Substituted for CS/SB 268 -SJ 707
• Read 2nd time -SJ 707
• Amendment(s) failed (305262, 359408, 706494, 934014) -SJ 707
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/27/2021 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 726
• Passed; YEAS 22 NAYS 18 -SJ 726
4/27/2021 House • In Messages
• Ordered enrolled