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2018 House Bill 5955: Preempt local government occupational licensure mandates
Introduced by Rep. James Lower (R) on May 9, 2018
To prohibit local governments from imposing new licensure mandates on individuals seeking to earn a living in a particular occupation if the state already imposes its own licensure mandate on that occupation. Locals could keep their current licensure mandates but not impose any new ones. However, if the state imposes any new licensure mandates on an occupation already subject to local licensure, the local governments involved would have to stop enforcing their own restrictions on working in that field. This is part of a legislative package comprised of House Bills 5955 to 5965.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Local Government Committee on May 9, 2018
Reported in the House on May 30, 2018
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Patrick Green (D) on June 7, 2018
To exempt local regulations that are said to "protect and promote the health and safety of the public".
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 7, 2018
Passed 58 to 50 in the House on June 12, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To prohibit local governments from imposing new licensure mandates on individuals seeking to earn a living in a particular occupation if the state already imposes its own licensure mandate on that occupation. Locals could keep their current licensure mandates but not impose any new ones. However, if the state imposes any new licensure mandates on an occupation already subject to local licensure, the local governments involved would have to stop enforcing their own restrictions on working in that field.
Received in the Senate on June 12, 2018
Referred to the Senate Michigan Competitiveness Committee on June 12, 2018

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