Threats to Professional Licensure: State List
Known as a “Consumer Choice Bill,” these companion bills allow any person to practice any occupation without a license, as long as the person discloses to the consumer that he is unlicensed, before entering into an agreement with the consumer.
This Concurrent Resolution stated that the West Virginia Legislature is committed to protecting the public while balancing economic opportunity by studying the various forms of licensure, certification and registration of occupations and professions to ensure requirements are the least burdensome and as minimally restrictive as possible, while protecting public health and safety./ The measure requested the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to conduct a study of the various forms of occupational and professional regulation, and report back to the Legislature with any recommendations for the 2019 Legislative Session.
Although the measure died upon adjournment, the proposal could still be studied as an interim topic if the legislature determines the need to do so.
NSPE reached out to the West Virginia Society of Professional Engineers about the legislation and will continue to work together to defeat attacks on the PE license.