Construction trades; joint subcommittee to study occupational licensing laws. (HJ561)

Introduced By

Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City) with support from co-patrons Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), and Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News)


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Study; efficacy of the Commonwealth's occupational licensing laws; construction trades; report. Establishes a joint subcommittee to (i) determine whether more requirements are necessary to ensure all workers in relevant crafts are licensed, (ii) determine whether greater occupational licensing enforcement is necessary, (iii) determine whether the Commonwealth's occupational licensing laws should apply to a broader scope of construction trades, and (iv) make recommendations for new laws or policies that would enhance the Commonwealth's occupational licensing regulations. The joint subcommittee is required to complete its meetings by November 30, 2021, and to submit an executive summary of its findings and recommendations no later than the first day of the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Read the Bill »


01/20/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Rules Committee


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101952D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Rules
01/20/2021Assigned Rules sub: Studies
01/22/2021Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 0-N)

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