HB538 (2017) Detail

(New Title) requiring occupational regulatory boards and commissions to post reciprocity information.


HB 538-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

8Mar2017... 0648h

2017 SESSION

17-0398

10/03

 

HOUSE BILL 538-FN

 

AN ACT requiring occupational regulatory boards and commissions to post reciprocity information.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Kurk, Hills. 2

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

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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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

8Mar2017... 0648h 17-0398

10/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT requiring occupational regulatory boards and commissions to post reciprocity information.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  New Section; General Administration; Boards and Commissions; Reciprocity Information.  Amend RSA 332-G by inserting after section 11 the following new section:

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.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2018.

 

LBAO

17-0398

Amended 3/21/17

 

HB 538-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE (AMENDMENT #2017-0648h)

 

AN ACT (New Title) requiring occupational regulatory boards and commissions to post reciprocity information.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2018

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

   Appropriation

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$0

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   Revenue

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

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   Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [    ] Other

 

METHODOLOGY:

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.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Office of Professional Licensure and Certification

 

Links

HB538 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
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

Bill Text Revisions

HB538 Revision: 159 Date: March 30, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
HB538 Revision: 160 Date: Jan. 26, 2017, 8:18 a.m.

Docket


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