Threats to Professional Licensure: State List

Michigan

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.
 Active Threat
Legislative/Executive Order/Regulatory: Legislative
Bill Number: SB 40
Status:
Introduced in the Senate on January 22, 2019
Summary:

Very similar to last session’s HB 6114.

This measure requires the Michigan Law Review Commission annually review the occupational regulations of approximately 20% of the occupations that are subject to state regulation, and over each 5-year period review all occupational regulations that are subject to state regulation. The Commission is required to evaluate whether those regulations are consistent with the policy of using the least restrictive regulation necessary to protect consumers from present, significant, and substantiated harms.

Assumes that market competition and private remedies are sufficient to protect consumers. NSPE reached out to the Michigan Society of Professional Engineers about this legislation and will continue to work together to defeat attacks on the PE license.

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.
Not currently active
Legislative/Executive Order/Regulatory: Legislative
Bill Number: HB 6114
Status:
Heard in the Committee on Regulatory Reform on 9/26/2018, no vote. Died in Committee
Summary:

This measure would have required the Michigan Law Review Commission annually review the occupational regulations of approximately 20% of the occupations that are subject to state regulation, and over each 5-year period review all occupational regulations that are subject to state regulation. The Commissions would have been required to evaluate whether those regulations are consistent with the policy of using the least restrictive regulation necessary to protect consumers from present, significant, and substantiated harms.

Assumed that market competition and private remedies are sufficient to protect consumers.

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