HB594 (2023) Detail

Relative to the licensure of out-of-state applicants to boards or commissions organized under the office of professional licensure and certification.


CHAPTER 111

HB 594-FN - FINAL VERSION

 

 

2023 SESSION

23-0417

09/05

 

HOUSE BILL 594-FN

 

AN ACT relative to the licensure of out-of-state applicants to boards or commissions organized under the office of professional licensure and certification.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Schapiro, Ches. 16; Rep. McMahon, Rock. 17; Rep. Grote, Rock. 24; Rep. Nutter-Upham, Hills. 8; Sen. Perkins Kwoka, Dist 21

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill authorizes the office of professional licensure and certification to issue licenses to out-of-state applicants who are licensed in another state, if the other state's licensing requirements are substantially similar to those in New Hampshire.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

23-0417

09/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Three

 

AN ACT relative to the licensure of out-of-state applicants to boards or commissions organized under the office of professional licensure and certification.

 

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

 

111:1  New Section; Office of Professional Licensure and Certification; Reciprocity Licensing Process. Amend RSA 310-A by inserting after section 310-A:1-p the following new section:

310-A:1-q  License Reciprocity.

I.  Notwithstanding any other state law to the contrary, the office shall issue licenses to professionals who present evidence of an active license in good standing from another jurisdiction, in accordance with rules adopted by the executive director under RSA 541-A, provided that the jurisdiction's licensing requirements are substantially similar to New Hampshire's licensing requirements, as determined by the executive director in consultation with the boards, commissions, and councils within the office.  Individuals seeking a license by endorsement pursuant to this section shall be required to undergo criminal history records check if otherwise required for initial licensing applications for that profession.

II.  All individuals licensed under this section shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the state licensing body for that profession.

111:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: June 28, 2023

Effective Date: August 27, 2023

 

 

Links


Date Body Type
Feb. 9, 2023 House Hearing
Feb. 9, 2023 House Floor Vote
April 5, 2023 Senate Hearing
Senate Floor Vote
May 11, 2023 Senate Floor Vote
May 18, 2023 Senate Floor Vote
Feb. 9, 2023 House Exec Session
Feb. 9, 2023 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB594 Revision: 39220 Date: June 29, 2023, 9:44 a.m.
HB594 Revision: 38848 Date: May 18, 2023, 1:13 p.m.
HB594 Revision: 37482 Date: Jan. 11, 2023, 2:54 p.m.

Docket


March 6, 2023: Committee Report: Ought to Pass 02/09/2023 (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 15 P. 6


June 29, 2023: Signed by Governor Sununu 06/28/2023; Chapter 111; eff: 08/27/2023 HJ 16


June 13, 2023: Enrolled (in recess of) 06/08/2023 HJ 15


June 13, 2023: Enrolled Adopted, VV, (In recess 06/08/2023); SJ 19


May 18, 2023: Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 05/18/2023; SJ 15


May 17, 2023: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 05/18/2023; SC 22A


May 11, 2023: Ought to Pass: MA, VV; Refer to Finance Rule 4-5; 05/11/2023; SJ 14


April 20, 2023: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 05/11/2023; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 21


April 20, 2023: Committee Report: Ought to Pass; Vote 5-0; CC


March 30, 2023: Hearing: 04/05/2023, Room 103, SH, 09:15 am; SC 16


March 21, 2023: Introduced 03/16/2023 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 11


March 16, 2023: Ought to Pass: MA VV 03/16/2023 HJ 9 P. 8


March 6, 2023: Committee Report: Ought to Pass 02/09/2023 (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 15 P. 6


Oct. 11, 2023: Executive Session: 02/09/2023 01:15 pm LOB 306-308


Feb. 1, 2023: Public Hearing: 02/09/2023 01:15 pm LOB 306-308


Jan. 12, 2023: Introduced (in recess of) 01/05/2023 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 3 P. 22