2012 House Bill 5818

Increase licensure fees

Introduced in the House

Aug. 15, 2012

Introduced by Rep. Al Pscholka (R-79)

To increase license fees imposed on a wide range of businesses and occupations in which licensure mandates are imposed as a condition of earning a living. The proposed increases are spread among different bills in the package comprised of House Bills 5818 to 5825. Technically, the bills repeal the sunsets of previously enacted “temporary” fee increase laws. According to the House Fiscal Agency, the fee hikes would extract an additional $14.9 million annually from business owners and tradesmen.

Referred to the Committee on Appropriations

Sept. 13, 2012

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

Sept. 19, 2012

Substitute offered

The substitute passed by voice vote

Amendment offered by Rep. Dian Slavens (D-21)

To waive these fees if an individual is a veteran.

The amendment passed by voice vote

Passed in the House 88 to 16 (details)

Received in the Senate

Sept. 20, 2012

Referred to the Committee on Appropriations