SBAC Takes On Occupational Licensing

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation licenses and regulates over 1 million professionals and firms in Illinois including a variety of healthcare related professions such as doctors, nurses, and veterinarian, as well as a variety of occupational professions such as CPAs, barbers, engineers, and detectives.

Streamlining, simplifying and clarifying the occupational licensing process, while be responsive to public safety concerns, is an important issue the SBAC will focus on during the upcoming veto session and as part of the 2019 advocacy agenda.

In addition to addressing vetoed bills, veto session is one last chance for legislation still under jurisdiction of the Rules Committee to move through the committee process and to the floor for a vote. One bill the SBAC is advocating for is HB5212, which will create a system to investigate the necessity of new state licenses over a previously unregulated profession or occupation. The goal of this bill is to provide a full picture of the economic impact of a potential new license prior to the legislature taking a vote. For additional information, view IDFPR’s press release below.

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