SB18-193 - Limit State Agency Occupational Regulations

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning additional limitations on state agency occupational regulations, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

The bill prohibits state agencies from imposing a personal qualification requirement in order to engage in a profession or occupation unless the agency can show that the requirement is demonstrably necessary and narrowly tailored to address a specific, legitimate public health, safety, or welfare objective. On or before July 1, 2019, every agency is required to review occupational regulations and determine whether the regulation should be repealed or amended. Any person may file a petition with an agency requesting that an occupational regulation be repealed or amended. Regardless of whether a petition is filed with an agency, any person may file a civil suit requesting the court enjoin an occupational regulation.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Latest update: May 2, 2018
05/02/2018 - House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
04/20/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/17/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/16/2018 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/13/2018 - Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/10/2018 - Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/28/2018 - Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Appropriations
03/14/2018 - Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
03/05/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology