Threats to Professional Licensure: State List


“Right to Engage in a Lawful Occupation Act.” This kind of legislation seeks to establish the least restrictive means of regulating an occupation. It often proposes the elimination of licensure requirements for certain professions but does not specifically target professional engineers.
Legislative/Executive Order/Regulatory:
Bill Number:
HF 4: Failed upon adjournment on 5/5/2018.
HF 46: Died in Committee in 2015.

In 2015, HF 46 sought to establish the right to engage in occupation free from regulations unless certain conditions are met. The legislation would have resulted in an overhaul of the licensure process without evaluating the merits of licensure for each profession. The bill never moved out of committee in 2015. The measure was refiled during the 2017 Legislative Session (HF 4), but failed upon adjournment.