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Bill Detail: HB22-1291

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Title Sunrise Review Professions Occupations
Status Signed by the President of the Senate (05/16/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Professions & Occupations
House Sponsors M. Weissman (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Ginal (D)
House Committee State, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate Committee Business, Labor and Technology
Date Introduced 03/09/2022
Summary

The bill amends the timeline for the department of regulatory
agencies (department) to conduct sunrise reviews of proposals to regulate
an unregulated professional or occupational group submitted on or after
July 1, 2022, as follows:
  • For proposals submitted between July 1 and December 31,
the department must complete the review by June 30 of the

following year; and
  • For proposals submitted between January 1 and June 30,
the department must complete the review by December 31
of that year.
Current law allows the department to decline to conduct a review
if the department conducted a review within the previous 36 months and
finds that no new information has been submitted that would affect the
department's previous determination. The bill allows the department to
also decline to conduct a review if:
  • The proposed regulatory scheme appears to regulate fewer
than 250 individuals; or
  • At least 33 other states license, certify, or require
registration of members of the same professional or
occupational group.
In determining whether a proposed regulation of a professional or
occupational group is necessary, the bill:
  • Removes the requirement to consider whether, if the
professional or occupational group remains unregulated,
the potential for harm is easily recognizable and not remote
or dependent upon tenuous argument; and
  • Adds the requirement to consider whether the practitioners
of the profession or occupation exercise independent
judgment, and whether the public can reasonably be
expected to benefit from the direct regulation of the
profession or occupation if a practitioner's judgment or
practice is limited or subject to the judgment or supervision
of others.

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