|Introduced in House||Passed House||Introduced in Senate||Passed Senate||Became Law|
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 if the spouse accompanies the service member 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.
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, 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; (ii) whose
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, who has left
active-duty service within one year of the submission of an application to a
board; 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.
|Rodney T. Willett||D-Richmond||Sponsor|
|Shelly A. Simonds||D-Richmond||Cosponsor|
|Mark D. Sickles||D-Richmond||Cosponsor|
|Ibraheem S. Samirah||D-Richmond||Cosponsor|
|Mark J. Peake||R-Richmond||Cosponsor|
|Martha M. Mugler||D-Richmond||Cosponsor|
|David A. LaRock||R-Richmond||Cosponsor|
|Daniel I. Helmer||D-Richmond||Cosponsor|
|Carrie E. Coyner||R-Richmond||Cosponsor|
|Mark L. Cole||R-Richmond||Cosponsor|
|01/28/2020||Senate||Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology|
|01/27/2020||House||House: VOTE: Passage (98-Y 0-N)|
|01/21/2020||House||House: Reported from General Laws with substitute (21-Y 1-N)|
|01/21/2020||House||House: Incorporates HB930 (Coyner)|
|01/21/2020||House||House: Committee substitute printed 20105996D-H1|
|01/16/2020||House||House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 1-N)|
|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 20102552D|
|01/07/2020||House||House: Referred to Committee on General Laws|