Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate Became Law
01/07/2020        

Military service members and veterans; expediting the issuance of credentials to spouses.

Provides for the expedited issuance of credentials to the spouses of military service members who are ordered to federal active duty under Title 10 of the United States Code or are veterans if the spouse accompanies the service member or veteran to the Commonwealth or an adjoining state or the District of Columbia. Under current law, the expedited review is provided more generally for active duty members of the military who are the subject of a military transfer to the Commonwealth. The bill also authorizes a regulatory board within the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation or the Department of Health Professions or any other board in Title 54.1 (Professions and Occupations) to waive any requirement relating to experience if the board determines that the documentation provided by the applicant supports such waiver.

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01/07/2020 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102816D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20102816D
    HOUSE BILL NO. 930
    Offered January 8, 2020
    Prefiled January 7, 2020
    A BILL to amend and reenact � 54.1-119 of the Code of Virginia, relating to professions and occupations; expediting the issuance of credentials to spouses of military service members.
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    Patrons-- Coyner, Adams, D.M., Avoli, Cole, M.L., Fowler, Mugler and Ware
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    Referred to Committee on General Laws
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    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

    1. That � 54.1-119 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

    54.1-119. Expediting the issuance of licenses, etc., to spouses of military service members; issuance of temporary licenses, etc.

    A. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary and unless an applicant is found by the board to have engaged in any act that would constitute grounds for disciplinary action or criminal conviction, a regulatory board within the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation or the Department of Health Professions or any other board named in this title shall expedite the issuance of a license, permit, certificate, or other document, however styled or denominated, required for the practice of any business, profession, or occupation in the Commonwealth to an applicant whose application has been deemed complete by the board and (i) who holds the same or similar license, permit, certificate, or other document required for the practice of any business, profession, or occupation issued by another jurisdiction and who has held such license, permit, certificate, or other required document for more than one year; (ii) whose spouse is the subject of a military transfer to the Commonwealth (a) on federal active duty orders pursuant to Title 10 of the United States Code or (b) a veteran, as that term is defined in � 2.2-2000.1; and (iii) who accompanies the applicants spouse to Virginia the Commonwealth or an adjoining state or the District of Columbia, if, in the opinion of the board, the requirements for the issuance of the license, permit, certificate, or other document in such other jurisdiction are substantially equivalent to those required in the Commonwealth. A board may waive any requirement relating to experience if the board determines that the documentation provided by the applicant supports such a waiver.

    B. If a board is unable to (i) complete the review of the documentation provided by the applicant or (ii) make a final determination regarding substantial equivalency within 20 days of the receipt of a completed application, the board shall issue a temporary license, permit, or certificate, provided the applicant otherwise meets the qualifications set out in subsection A. Any temporary license, permit, or certification issued pursuant to this subsection shall be limited for a period not to exceed 12 months and shall authorize the applicant to engage in the profession or occupation while the board completes its review of the documentation provided by the applicant or the applicant completes any specific requirements that may be required in Virginia that were not required in the jurisdiction in which the applicant holds the license, permit, or certificate.

    C. The provisions of this section shall apply regardless of whether a regulatory board has entered into a reciprocal agreement with the other jurisdiction pursuant to subsection B of � 54.1-103.

    D. Any regulatory board may require the applicant to provide documentation it deems necessary to make a determination of substantial equivalency.

    Picture Name From Date Type
    Carrie E. Coyner R-Richmond Sponsor
    R. Lee Ware R-Richmond Cosponsor
    Martha M. Mugler D-Richmond Cosponsor
    Hyland F. (Buddy) Fowler R-Richmond Cosponsor
    Mark L. Cole R-Richmond Cosponsor
    G. John Avoli R-Richmond Cosponsor
    Dawn M. Adams D-Richmond Cosponsor
    Date Branch Action
    01/15/2020 House House: Assigned GL sub: Professions/Occupations and Adminstrative Process
    01/07/2020 House House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102816D
    01/07/2020 House House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
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    Start Description.
    Provides for the expedited issuance of credentials to the spouses of military service members who are ordered to federal active duty under Title 10 of the United States Code or are veterans if the spouse accompanies the service member or veteran to the Commonwealth or an adjoining state or the District of Columbia. Under current law, the expedited review is provided more generally for active duty members of the military who are the subject of a military transfer to the Commonwealth.
    End Description.

    Bill TEXT Points.
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    Professions and Occupations


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    1; and (iii) who accompanies the applicants spouse to Virginia the Commonwealth or an adjoining state or the District of Columbia, if, in the opinion of the board, the requirements for the issuance of the license, permit, certificate, or other document in such other jurisdiction are substantially equivalent to those required in the Commonwealth

    Health
    Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary and unless an applicant is found by the board to have engaged in any act that would constitute grounds for disciplinary action or criminal conviction, a regulatory board within the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation or the Department of Health Professions or any other board named in this title shall expedite the issuance of a license, permit, certificate, or other document, however styled or denominated, requ


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