Threats to Professional Licensure: State List


Legislation that seeks to establish the least restrictive means of regulating a new occupation. It does not specifically target professional engineers.
Legislative/Executive Order/Regulatory:
Bill Number:
SF 1776: Failed upon adjournment on 5/21/2018.
HF 2225: Failed upon adjournment on 5/21/2018.
SF 784: Died in Committee in 2016.

During the 2015 Legislative Session, SF 784 sought to ensure an individual could purse lawful occupation free from unnecessary occupational regulations. This measure never moved out of committee. During the 2017 Legislative Session, two similar companion measures were refiled. These companion measures articulate the right of an individual to pursue an occupation as a fundamental right. This right includes the right of an individual with a criminal history to obtain an occupational license, specialty occupational license for medical reimbursement, government certification, or any state recognition. NSPE has reached out to the Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers to ensure that the legislation is successfully defeated.