IN HB1555 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 7-2)
Status: Passed on April 20 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-04-20 - Public Law 87
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Military family occupational licenses. Provides that a military service applicant who has held an occupational license, certification, registration, or permit (license) in another jurisdiction for at least one year may qualify for an Indiana license. Removes the requirement that an applicant have a license for at least two of the five years preceding the date of the application. Provides that an applicant may not have a complaint or investigation pending before an occupational licensing board (board) that relates to unprofessional conduct or an alleged crime. Provides that a military member's dependent may apply for an occupational license under the same conditions as a military member's spouse. Requires the board to issue a license to an applicant upon application based on work experience in another state if certain conditions are met. Provides that the requirement that a nonresident is entitled to the same rights and subject to the same obligations as required of a resident who is issued a license by a board does not apply to a member of the military, a military spouse, or a dependent who applies for a real estate broker or appraiser license. Allows an applicant to appeal a final determination of the board. Makes a technical correction.

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Military family occupational licenses.


Roll Calls

2023-03-27 - Senate - Senate - Third reading (Y: 50 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-02-07 - House - House - Third reading (Y: 95 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 4) [PASS]


2023-04-20HousePublic Law 87
2023-04-20HouseSigned by the Governor
2023-04-17SenateSigned by the President of the Senate
2023-04-04SenateSigned by the President Pro Tempore
2023-04-03HouseSigned by the Speaker
2023-03-28SenateReturned to the House without amendments
2023-03-27SenateSenator Randolph added as cosponsor
2023-03-27SenateSenator Glick added as cosponsor
2023-03-27SenateSenator Baldwin added as cosponsor
2023-03-27SenateThird reading: passed; Roll Call 258: yeas 50, nays 0
2023-03-23SenateSenator Garten added as second sponsor
2023-03-23SenateSecond reading: ordered engrossed
2023-03-20SenateCommittee report: do pass, adopted
2023-02-27SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Commerce and Technology
2023-02-08HouseReferred to the Senate
2023-02-07HouseThird reading: passed; Roll Call 94: yeas 95, nays 0
2023-02-07HouseSenate sponsor: Senator Koch
2023-02-07HouseRepresentative Bauer M added as coauthor
2023-02-06HouseSecond reading: ordered engrossed
2023-02-02HouseCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2023-01-23HouseRepresentative King J added as coauthor
2023-01-19HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Employment, Labor and Pensions
2023-01-19HouseAuthored by Representative May
2023-01-19HouseCoauthored by Representative Bartels


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