HB 538-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 538-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. Kurk, Hills. 2
COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration
This bill requires that occupational regulatory boards and commissions provide information on their website concerning reciprocity for persons holding a current and valid license or certification in another state
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8Mar2017... 0648h 17-0398
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
332-G:12 Reciprocity Information.
I. All boards or commissions, including the board of hearing care providers established in RSA 137-F:3, shall post information on their website relative to reciprocal licensure or certification for persons holding a current and valid license or certification for the practice of the regulated profession in another state. Such information shall include a list of the states which the board or commission has determined to have license or certification requirements equal to, or greater than, the requirements of this state. The posting shall also list states with which the board or commission has:
(a) Entered into a reciprocity agreement;
(b) Entered into a multistate compact;
(c) Established criteria for licensure by endorsement.
II. In addition, the posted reciprocity information shall clearly identify and describe the terms, conditions, or criteria under which a licensee or certificate holder from a listed state may obtain a license or certification in this state. Such terms, conditions, and criteria, may include, but shall not be limited to, the successful completion of an examination addressing the laws of the state of New Hampshire and the payment of a fee.
HB 538-FN- FISCAL NOTE
AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE (AMENDMENT #2017-0648h)
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ X ] General [ ] Education [ ] Highway [ ] Other
This bill as amended would require professional boards and commissions served by the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification (OPLC) to identify in their websites reciprocity agreements with other states, and explain the details of what would be needed for reciprocity in the State of New Hampshire. Professional boards and commissions under the administrative support of OPLC would also need to include a list of states that have reciprocal agreements with New Hampshire. The OPLC states there are 10 boards that have either a state or federal reciprocity agreement. OPLC estimates updating the websites would require 16 hours of existing OPLC staff time per board, 160 hours total. The number of professional recruited by this online information is unknown, therefore the amount of general fund revenue is indeterminable.
Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
|Feb. 14, 2017||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 23, 2017||House||Hearing|
|March 1, 2017||House||Exec Session|
|March 8, 2017||House||Floor Vote|
|March 22, 2017||Senate||Hearing|
|April 20, 2017||Senate||Floor Vote|
June 22, 2017: Inexpedient to Legislate, Senate Rule 3-23, Adjournment 06/22/2017; SJ 1
: Inexpedient to Legislate, Adjournment, Senate Rule 3-23; SJ 1
April 20, 2017: Pending Motion Inexpedient to Legislate; 04/20/2017; SJ 14
April 20, 2017: Sen. Carson Moved Laid on Table, MA, VV; 04/20/2017; SJ 14
April 20, 2017: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 04/20/2017; SC 19
March 22, 2017: Hearing: 03/22/2017, Room 101, LOB, 09:30 am; SC 15
March 9, 2017: Introduced 03/09/2017 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 9
March 8, 2017: Ought to Pass with Amendment 0648h: MA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 25
March 8, 2017: Amendment # 2017-0648h: AA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 25
March 8, 2017: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0648h (NT) for 03/08/2017 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 14 P. 13
March 1, 2017: Executive Session: 03/01/2017 01:00 PM LOB 306
March 1, 2017: Subcommittee Work Session: 03/01/2017 09:30 AM LOB 308
Feb. 23, 2017: ==CONTINUED== Public Hearing: 02/23/2017 01:00 PM LOB 305-307
Feb. 14, 2017: ==RECESSED== Public Hearing: 02/14/2017 11:30 AM LOB 306
Jan. 5, 2017: Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 3 P. 17