House Bill 318 — Occupational Licensing

House Bill 318 — Occupational Licensing

by
Parrish Miller
January 20, 2020
Parrish Miller
January 20, 2020

Bill description: HB 318 converts the bureau of occupational licenses to the division of occupational and professional licenses and makes other changes.

Rating: -2

Does it in any way restrict public access to information related to government activity or otherwise compromise government transparency or accountability? Conversely, does it increase public access to information related to government activity or increase government transparency or accountability?

HB 318 adds several new powers to the bureau of occupational licenses, including the power to charge a fee of up to $25.00 "for the making of copies of records or for a search of the files when no copies are made."

(-1)

Does it directly or indirectly create or increase penalties for victimless crimes or non-restorative penalties for nonviolent crimes? Conversely, does it eliminate or decrease penalties for victimless crimes or non-restorative penalties for non-violent crimes?

HB 318 adds several new powers to the bureau of occupational licenses, including "to require an application to be verified under oath" which effectively criminalizes (as perjury) misstatements made on license applications.

(-1)

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