HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 114
(By Delegates Howell, C. Martin, Angelucci, Azinger, Barnhart, Hamrick, Hansen, Hanna, Hicks, Hott, D. Jeffries, J. Jeffries, Jennings, Little, Pyles, Staggers, Sypolt, Tomblin, Walker, and Wilson)
[Originating in the Committee on Government Organization; Reported February 24, 2020]
Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to conduct a study of licensure, certification and registration forms of occupational and professional regulation.
Whereas, West Virginia licensing boards and authorities exist to protect the public good and to ensure professional standards among those who perform occupations and professions in this state; and
Whereas, Licensure, certification and registration may serve as a barrier to entry for citizens seeking employment, making it more difficult for them to pursue gainful and meaningful employment; and
Whereas, The 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 the protection of the public is the least burdensome and as minimally restrictive as possible; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance authorize a study of licensure, certification and registration forms of occupational and professional regulation; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the Regular Session of the Legislature, 2021, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it
Further Resolves, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.