IHMM Government Affairs in Pennsylvania with PCC

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 11:01

Please see below links to recent media coverage related to occupational licensing reform efforts in Pennsylvania.  As you’ll note from the articles, there is widespread interest in this issue, and most of the coverage has focused on HB 1477 and SB 637, neither of which are problematic from the PCC’s perspective.  While we are encouraged that the bulk of the focus in PA is on those two unobjectionable bills, we are actively monitoring developments there to ensure that troublesome provisions – such as those found in HB 811 – do not appear in any moving legislative vehicles that contains occupational licensing reforms.  In addition, we are coordinating with numerous PCC members on outreach to PA legislators (both written and in-person).  We will provide further updates on the state of play in the Keystone State over the coming days.1) https://www.penncapital-star.com/criminal-justice/ex-offenders-in-pa-can-be-denied-professional-licenses-because-of-old-convictions-bipartisan-lawmakers-want-to-change-that/2) https://kywnewsradio.radio.com/articles/news/bipartisan-effort-reform-pennsylvania-professional-licensing-laws3) https://www.phillytrib.com/news/state_and_region/state-legislators-move-toward-occupational-licensing-reform/article_829d28ae-fab1-5394-8765-d718ef17574a.html4) https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/pennsylvanias-election-operations-moved-for-security-on-primary-day5) http://www.altoonamirror.com/uncategorized/2019/06/occupation-licensing-system-faces-changes/6) https://www.dailyitem.com/news/under-the-radar-licensing-reforms-in-the-works/article_caf641d6-ea92-5ec4-a8c3-9785b2bf0c34.html7) https://www.dailyitem.com/opinion/licensing-reforms-offer-second-chances/article_f07e643b-95b7-53eb-9d00-2d602db7f4ef.html8) https://www.northcentralpa.com/news/state/bill-tracker-professional-licenses-for-people-with-criminal-records/article_0d31c505-f846-50e4-ab3c-96bbf35bb4a9.html