Threats to Professional Licensure: State List

Washington

Other: Tracking Software
 Potential Threat
Legislative/Executive Order/Regulatory: Legislative
Bill Number: HB 1744; SB 5809
Status:
Died upon adjournment.
Summary:

This tracking software legislation mandates that all state contractors use software to verify the amount of time they are working on a state contract. The software tracks total keystroke and mouse event frequency, and records a screenshot at least once every three minutes. It presents significant privacy and security concerns.

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 1770
Status:
Died upon adjournment.
Summary:

H.B. 1770 Requires review of all occupational boards and their regulations and requirements, on a 5-year rotating basis (20% of all boards each year). Requires “least restrictive” form of regulation for protecting public health, and safety. Assumes occupational licensing is the most restrictive and therefore the least desirable form of regulation.

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: H.B. 2357
Status:
Died upon adjournment.
Summary:

H.B. 2357 requires review of all occupational boards and their regulations and requirements, on a 5-year rotating basis (20% of all boards each year). Requires “least restrictive” form of regulation for protecting public health, and safety. Assumes occupational licensing is the most restrictive and therefore the least desirable form of regulation.

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: WA H.B. 2875
Status:
Died upon adjournment.
Summary:

H.B. 2875 requires review of all occupational boards and their regulations and requirements, on a 5-year rotating basis (20% of all boards each year). Requires “least restrictive” form of regulation for protecting public health, and safety. Assumes occupational licensing is the most restrictive and therefore the least desirable form of regulation.

Sunset Review: Requires review and analysis of licensing boards, associated with a regulatory requirement that the respective board be dissolved. Must result in recommendations to remove any unnecessary or overly burdensome licensing requirements, and recommendation for continuation of the Board. Professional engineers aren’t specifically targeted, but are included.
 Potential Threat
Legislative/Executive Order/Regulatory: Legislative
Bill Number: H.B. 2477
Status:
Died upon adjournment.
Summary:

H.B. 2477 would establish a review schedule which would allow for the elimination of redundant and unneeded licenses or boards. Professional engineers aren’t specifically targeted but are often included.