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Enrolled House Bill (H)

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Occupational licensing. Provides that the state and a local governmental unit (unit) shall explicitly list the crimes that will disqualify an individual from receiving an occupational license. Provides that the use of an individual's conviction of a crime as a disqualifying criminal conviction is limited to a crime that specifically and directly relates to the duties and responsibilities of the occupation for which the individual is applying for or holds a license. Provides that the period of disqualification may not exceed five years unless the individual: (1) was convicted of a crime of violence or an offense relating to a Occupational licensing. Provides that the state and a local governmental unit (unit) shall explicitly list the crimes that will disqualify an individual from receiving an occupational license. Provides that the use of an individual's conviction of a crime as a disqualifying criminal conviction is limited to a crime that specifically and directly relates to the duties and responsibilities of the occupation for which the individual is applying for or holds a license. Provides that the period of disqualification may not exceed five years unless the individual: (1) was convicted of a crime of violence or an offense relating to a criminal sexual act; or (2) is convicted of a second or subsequent crime during the disqualification period. Provides that an individual having a criminal conviction may at any time petition the board or unit requiring a license for a determination as to whether the individual's criminal conviction will disqualify the individual from receiving that license. Specifies the notice requirements for network health care providers that make referrals via telephone to out-of-network health care providers. Requires the professional licensing agency to consult with the small business ombudsman, the office of management and budget, and representatives of local units to develop and submit by November 1, 2018, a report to the legislative council concerning proposed policies and parameters for the licensing of occupations and professions by local units in order to reduce or eliminate redundant licensing by the state and multiple local units. Provides that a unit does not have the power to license, register, or certify a person to practice the person's profession or occupation within the unit if the occupation or profession is subject to licensure, registration, or certification under the Indiana Code. Provides that this prohibition does not apply: (1) to registration for particular projects for the alteration, construction, demolition, or repair of a building or other work on real property required under an ordinance or rule adopted under local government law; (2) to the ability to revoke, suspend, or impose additional conditions on a permit or registration previously given if the person holding the permit or registered has performed substandard work or has otherwise violated any condition of the permit or registration; or (3) when the unit determines the establishment and enforcement of health and safety standards for the occupation or profession is appropriate and necessary to protect the public. Makes a technical correction. ... View more