Threats to Professional Licensure: State List

Kentucky

Requires increased, and burdensome, state oversight of occupational regulatory boards. Often includes requirement that affected Board(s) get approval from a state government entity or office before enacting new regulations.
 Potential Threat
Legislative/Executive Order/Regulatory: Legislative
Bill Number: HB 178
Status:
Posted in Licensing, Occupations and Admin Regs Committee 2/15/19
Summary:

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Legislation requiring the review and analysis of licensing requirements, resulting in recommendations to remove any unnecessary or overly burdensome licensing requirements. This piece of legislation does not specifically target professional engineers.
 Potential Threat
Legislative/Executive Order/Regulatory: Legislative
Bill Number: HB 465; HB 50
Status:
HB 465: Failed upon adjournment on 4/14/2018.
HB 50: Failed upon adjournment on 4/14/2018.
Summary:

HB 465 comprehensively reorganized all boards and commissions, pulling them under direct state oversight. In fact, the State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors would have been under the authority of the Land Development Authority. These new departments would have called for a regular five year review of all regulated occupations and boards.

HB 50 establishes that by November 15, 2018, and by November 15 every five years thereafter, each administrative agency shall conduct a comprehensive review of all occupational licensing regulations within its jurisdiction.

NSPE reached out to the Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers about the legislation and we continue to work together to defeat attacks on the PE license.