Threats to Professional Licensure: State List

Mississippi

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
Bill Number:
Status:
HB 1425: Signed by Governor Phil Bryant on 4/11/2017.
Summary:

HB 1425 or the “Occupational Board Compliance Act of 2017” states that for occupational regulations promulgated by occupational licensing boards, it is the policy of the State of Mississippi to increase economic opportunities for all its citizens by promoting competition using the least restrictive regulation necessary to protect consumers from present, significant, and substantiated harms that threaten public health and safety. In this goal is the creation of the Occupational Licensing Review Commission which will be responsible for the active supervision of state executive branch occupational licensing boards controlled by active market participants to ensure compliance with state policy in the adoption of occupational regulations.

This Commission will meet quarterly at the request of the Chair. All the meetings will be open to the public unless an executive session is declared. NSPE has reached out to the Mississippi Engineering Society to offer assistance in ensuring that this commission will not undermine the PE license.