PED/MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL LICENSURE.

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 717 (Public) Filed Wednesday, May 13, 2020
AN ACT TO EXPEDITE OCCUPATIONAL LICENSURE FOR MILITARY SPOUSES, PUBLICIZE LICENSURE INFORMATION, AND REPORT DATA REGARDING APPLICANTS WHO ARE MILITARY SPOUSES AND APPLICANTS THAT HAVE MILITARY TRAINING, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.
Intro. by Bryan, Wells, D. Davis.

Status: Ref to the Com on Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House action) (Jun 4 2020)
S 717

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 2 2020 - More information

    Senate amendment #2 makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

    Further amends GS 93B-15.1 regarding licensure for individuals with military training and experience or military spouses. Removes existing language in subsection (i) which deems the State Board of Education an occupational licensing board when issuing teacher licenses under Article 17E, GS Chapter 115C.

    Note: Senate amendment #1, adopted 6/1/2020, was withdrawn.


  • Summary date: Jun 1 2020 - More information

    Senate amendment #1 makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

    Further amends GS 93B-15.1 regarding licensure for individuals with military training and experience or military spouses. Removes existing language in subsection (i) which deems the State Board of Education an occupational licensing board when issuing teacher licenses under Article 17E, GS Chapter 115C.


  • Summary date: May 26 2020 - More information

    Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.

    Amends GS 93B-15.1 regarding licensure for individuals with military training and experience or military spouses. Extends the applicability throughout the statute so that it also includes State agency licensing boards. Shortens the time period by which an occupational licensing board or state agency licensing board must either issue a license, certification, or registration, or notify a military-trained applicant when their military training or experience does not satisfy the necessary criteria, from 30 days to 7 business days after receiving an application. Also shortens the time by which the board must notify an applicant when the applicant has a pending complaint from 30 days to 7 business days following the board receiving written notice of the disposition of the pending complaint. Makes the same changes to the those time periods as they apply to military spouse applications. Requires the licensing board, within the required time frame, to either issue a license, certification, or registration or notify an applicant when an applicant's training or experience does not satisfy the necessary requirements and specify the criteria or requirements that the board determined the applicant failed to meet and the basis for that determination (previously did not refer to the issuance of a license, certification, or registration). Requires temporary practice permits to a military-trained applicant or military spouse meeting the specified requirements to be issued within 7 business days after receiving an application. Requires the practice permit to be issued using the same information provided by the applicant in the licensure application. Allows a temporary practice permit to be denied or revoked for a pending complaint after providing the required notice.

    Amends GS 93B-2 to also require State agency licensing boards to file collected information with the Secretary of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs annually. Also expands upon the information that must be included in each State agency licensing board's annual report to the Secretary of State, Attorney General, and specified NCGA committee, to now also include the number of applicants: (1) with military training, the number granted or denied a license, and a summary of the reasons for denial and (2) who are military spouses, the number granted or denied a license, and a summary of the reasons for denial. Prohibits this information from disclosing any identifying information of any applicant.  

    Requires each State agency licensing board, by October 31, 2021, to include the data now specified in this act under GS 93B-2, for fiscal year 2019-20 in the required annual report.     


  • Summary date: May 13 2020 - More information

    Identical to H 1053, filed 4/30/20.

    Amends GS 93B-15.1 regarding licensure for individuals with military training and experience or military spouses. Makes organizational changes to separate the notification requirements for occupational licensing boards that find the military trained applicant or the military spouse applicant does not satisfy the licensure, certification, or registration requirements; however, the existing requirements remain for both applicants. Adds that an occupational licensing board must notify a military spouse applicant who has a pending complaint with the respective licensing agency in another jurisdiction within 30 days of the board's receipt of written notice of the disposition of the pending complaint.

    Further amends the statute by adding to the information each occupational licensing board must publish to its website, currently limited to licensure, registration, or certification criteria, to include a document that contains a summary of the opportunities available to veterans and military spouses under the statute’s provisions. Additionally, requires the Secretary of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to publish on the Department’s website both documents occupational licensing boards are required to publish on its website under the statute (previously, required licensure criteria to be published on the Department’s website, but did not place this responsibility on the Secretary). 

    Amends GS 93B-2 regarding annual reporting requirements for occupational licensing boards. Adds to the required contents of the annual reports, requiring occupational licensing boards to report on the following data for both military trained applicants and military spouses: the number of applicants, the number granted a license, the number denied a license for any reason, and a summary of the reasons for denial. Prohibits disclosure of any identifying information of any applicant in reporting this information. Additionally, amends GS 93B-15.1 to require the State Board of Education to report this same information regarding teacher licensure for military trained applicants and military spouses. Lastly, amends GS 93B-2 to require all occupational licensing boards to annually electronically file the information collected on military trained applicants and military spouses with the Secretary of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

    Requires each occupational licensing board to include the newly required reporting criteria under GS 93B-2, as amended, for fiscal year 2019-20 in annual reports by October 31, 2021.

    Effective December 1, 2020, and applies to applications for licensure received on or after that date.


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