Threats to Professional Licensure: State List

Iowa

Other: Tracking Software
 Potential Threat
Legislative/Executive Order/Regulatory: Legislative
Bill Number: HSB 169/SSB 1192
Status:
Died upon adjournment.
Summary:

This tracking software legislation mandates that all state contractors use software to verify the amount of time they are working on a state contract. The software tracks total keystroke and mouse event frequency, and records a screenshot at least once every three minutes. It presents significant privacy and security concerns.

Sunset Review: Requires review and analysis of licensing boards, associated with a regulatory requirement that the respective board be dissolved. Must result in recommendations to remove any unnecessary or overly burdensome licensing requirements, and recommendation for continuation of the Board. Professional engineers aren’t specifically targeted, but are included.
 Potential Threat
Legislative/Executive Order/Regulatory: Legislative
Bill Number: S.F. 2163
Status:
Died upon adjournment.
Summary:

S.F. 2163 would establish a sunset review which would allow for the elimination of redundant and unneeded licenses or boards. Professional engineers aren’t specifically targeted but are often included. This bill also includes a license mobility provision; NSPE is taking steps to encourage legislators to separate this provision and the sunset review.

“Right to Engage in a Lawful Occupation Act.” Seeks to establish the least restrictive means of regulating an occupation. Often proposes the elimination of licensure requirements for certain professions. Professional engineers aren’t specifically targeted, but are included.
 Potential Threat
Legislative/Executive Order/Regulatory: Legislative
Bill Number: HF 4; HF 46
Status:
HF 4: Failed upon adjournment on 5/5/2018.
HF 46: Died in Committee in 2015.
Summary:

In 2018, HF 4 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 failed on adjournment. The same measure had been previously filed during the 2015 Legislative Session (HF 46), but died in committee.