HB 388

Sponsor
Session
Regular Session 2018
Title
Military Family Jobs Opportunity Act, professional licensing boards required to issue licenses and certificates to military spouses who hold licenses and certificates from other states, required to issue temporary licenses and certificates in certain instances when other state has lesser requirements, Sec. 31-1-6 am'd.
Description

To amend Section 31-1-6, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to the issuance of professional licenses and certificates to the spouses of active duty military personnel; to name the section the Military Family Jobs Opportunity Act; to require the adoption of rules to implement the issuance of and acknowledgement of professional licenses and certificates obtained in other jurisdictions by the spouses of active duty military personnel, if the issuing state has licensing criteria that is greater than or substantially similar to that of Alabama; to provide for the issuance of temporary licenses and certificates under certain circumstances; and to specifically exclude from the act any license or registration issued by the Securities Commission under the Alabama Securities Act and the practice of any profession regulated by the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy, Board of Dental Examiners, State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Alabama Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board, and State Board of Medical Examiners.

Subjects
Military
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To amend Section 31-1-6, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to the issuance of professional licenses and certificates to the spouses of active duty military personnel; to name the section the Military Family Jobs Opportunity Act; to require the adoption of rules to implement the issuance of and acknowledgement of professional licenses and certificates obtained in other jurisdictions by the spouses of active duty military personnel, if the issuing state has licensing criteria that is greater than or substantially similar to that of Alabama; to provide for the issuance of temporary licenses and certificates under certain circumstances; and to specifically exclude from the act any license or registration issued by the Securities Commission under the Alabama Securities Act, any certification issued by the Alabama Peace Officers' Standards and Training Commission, and the practice of any profession regulated by the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy, Board of Dental Examiners, State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Alabama Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board, and State Board of Medical Examiners

Section 1

Section 31-1-6 of the Code of Alabama 1975, is amended to read as follows: "§31-1-6. HB388 "(a) This section shall be known and may be cited as the Military Family Jobs Opportunity Act. "(a)(b) Except as provided in subsection (e) (h), and notwithstanding other provisions of law, this section shall apply to any board, agency, commission, or other entity providing professional licenses or certificates, or both, for the purpose of employment in the State of Alabama. Each On or before January 1, 2019, each board, commission, or agency providing professional licenses or certificates, or both, may shall promulgate rules in conformity with this section for the purpose of implementing its requirements. The rules shall provide a method of accomplishing both of the following: "(1) The issuance of a license or certificate to an eligible individual if the requirements for certification or licensure of the original issuing state or governing body are substantially equivalent to that required in the state, as provided in subsection (d). "(2) A procedure for authorizing an eligible individual to perform professional services regulated by the board, agency, or commission in this state pursuant to a temporary permit, effective for at least 180 days, while the eligible individual completes the specific requirements of the board, agency, or commission to obtain a license or certificate in this state that were not required in the original issuing state. HB388 "(b)(c) Except as provided in subsection (e), and notwithstanding other provisions of law, this section shall apply to individuals who For the purposes of this section, an eligible individual is any individual who satisfies all of the following: "(1) Are married to and living with Is the spouse of an active duty reserve, or transitioning member of the United States Armed Forces, including the National Guard, or a surviving spouse of a service member who, at the time of his or her death, was serving on active duty, who is relocated to and stationed in the State of Alabama under official military orders. For the purposes of this section, a transitioning service member is a member of the United States Armed Forces, including the National Guard, on active duty status or on separation leave who is within 24 months of retirement. "(2) Have Has not committed or participated in an act that would constitute grounds for refusal, suspension, or revocation of a professional license or certificate. "(3) Have Has not been disciplined by an authorized entity or are under investigation, in any jurisdiction, in relation to a professional license or certificate. "(4) Pay any required fee and submit to any required criminal or other background check by an authorized board, commission, or agency in the State of Alabama. HB388 "(c)(d) Any eligible individual under subsection (b)(c) who possesses a valid license or certificate in another state, district, or territory of the United States, or in any branch of the United States Armed Forces, including the National Guard, with licensing or certification requirements greater than or substantially similar to the licensing or certification requirements of the appropriate board, commission, or agency in the State of Alabama may shall be approved to continue work in his or her profession upon relocation to the State of Alabama for such time as normally allotted with receipt of a license or certificate from the appropriate board, commission, or agency; provided, that upon. Upon completion of an application that documents compliance with the receiving agency's requirements for a certificate or license, an authorized board, commission, or agency shall expedite the application according to statute, promulgated rules, or if applicable, at the next scheduled licensure proceeding for an eligible individual under subsection (b)(c). "(d)(e) Any board, commission, or agency in the State of Alabama may establish reciprocity with other states for military spouse professional licensing and certification. "(f) Any board, agency, commission, or other entity providing professional licenses or certificates, or both, for the purpose of employment in this state, that is created after the effective date of the act adding this amendatory language, HB388 shall adopt the rules required by this section within one year after the date of its initial organizational meeting. "(g) Any board, agency, commission, or other entity providing professional licenses or certificates, or both, for the purpose of employment in the state, shall waive the initial licensing fee for the eligible individual upon application by the eligible individual in a manner prescribed by the board, agency, commission, or other entity. The board, agency, commission, or other entity shall process an application for a fee waiver within 30 days after receiving the application. "(e)(h) This section does not apply to the practice of law or the regulation of attorneys, any license or registration issued by the Securities Commission under the Alabama Securities Act, any certification issued by the Alabama Peace Officers' Standards and Training Commission, or the practice of any profession regulated by the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy, Board of Dental Examiners, State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Alabama Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board, or State Board of Medical Examiners."

Section 2

This act shall become effective immediately following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law. HB388 Speaker of the House of Representatives President and Presiding Officer of the Senate House of Representatives I hereby certify that the within Act originated in and was passed by the House 27-FEB-18, as amended. Jeff Woodard Clerk Senate 22-MAR-18 Amended and Passed Concurred in Sen- House 28-MAR-18 ate Amendment

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Action Date Chamber Action
March 28, 2018HDelivered to Governor at 6:10 p.m. on March 28, 2018.
March 28, 2018HAssigned Act No. 2018-540.
March 28, 2018HClerk of the House Certification
March 28, 2018SSignature Requested
March 28, 2018HEnrolled
March 28, 2018SConcurred in Second House Amendment
March 28, 2018HDrake motion to Concur In and Adopt adopted Roll Call 1085
March 28, 2018HConcurrence Requested
March 22, 2018SMotion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 1061
March 22, 2018SDial motion to Adopt adopted Roll Call 1060
March 22, 2018SVeterans and Military Affairs Amendment Offered
March 22, 2018SThird Reading Passed
March 20, 2018SRead for the second time and placed on the calendar 1 amendment
March 6, 2018SRead for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Veterans and Military Affairs
February 27, 2018HEngrossed
February 27, 2018HMotion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 506
February 27, 2018HMotion to Adopt adopted Roll Call 505
February 27, 2018HBeech Amendment Offered
February 27, 2018HMcClammy motion to Table adopted Roll Call 504
February 27, 2018HMilitary and Veterans Affairs Amendment Offered
February 27, 2018HThird Reading Passed
February 15, 2018HRead for the second time and placed on the calendar 1 amendment
February 8, 2018HRead for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Military and Veterans Affairs
2018-03-28
Chamber: House
Result: Passed
2018-03-22
Chamber: Senate
Result: Passed
2018-03-22
Chamber: Senate
Result: Passed
2018-02-27
Chamber: House
Result: Passed
2018-02-27
Chamber: House
Result: Passed
2018-02-27
Chamber: House
Result: Passed