Threats to Professional Licensure: State List

Kentucky

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.
Legislative/Executive Order/Regulatory:
Legislative
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Reassigned to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations Committee on 1/5/2018.
Summary:

This measure 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.
 
For each occupational licensing regulation, the agency shall determine as part of its review:
(a) How the regulation is limited and essential to fulfilling the statutory requirements for the entry of a person into a market, business, occupation, or profession;
(b) Any unnecessary burdens or restrictions that may limit a person's entry into a market, business, occupation, or profession; and
 (c) That the regulation is carefully tailored to ensure the legitimate health, safety, and welfare of the public.
If an agency finds that an occupational licensing regulation does not meet the objectives identified above, the agency shall:
(a) Repeal the occupational licensing regulation;
(b) Amend the regulation to conform to the requirements
(c) Identify in the form of recommendations any actions necessary to repeal, modify, or amend the regulation if the agency does not have the authority to do so.
Any person may also petition an agency to repeal or modify an occupational licensing regulation within the agency's jurisdiction if the occupational licensing regulation does not meet the criteria identified in this Act.
 
NSPE has reached out to the Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers and is collaborating to ensure that engineering licensure is protected in Kentucky.