Introduced House Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Occupational regulation oversight and review. Provides that the small business ombudsman (ombudsman) shall review a proposed rule that is an occupational regulation and imposes requirements or costs on persons subject to the occupational regulation. Requires the attorney general to disapprove a proposed rule if it violates federal antitrust laws. Requires that a statement must be filed concerning the economic impact of the proposed occupational regulation on persons who are subject to the occupational regulation. Requires a regulatory flexibility analysis that considers any less intrusive or less costly alternative methods of achieving the purpose of the proposed occupational regulation, including the Occupational regulation oversight and review. Provides that the small business ombudsman (ombudsman) shall review a proposed rule that is an occupational regulation and imposes requirements or costs on persons subject to the occupational regulation. Requires the attorney general to disapprove a proposed rule if it violates federal antitrust laws. Requires that a statement must be filed concerning the economic impact of the proposed occupational regulation on persons who are subject to the occupational regulation. Requires a regulatory flexibility analysis that considers any less intrusive or less costly alternative methods of achieving the purpose of the proposed occupational regulation, including the establishment of the least restrictive regulation that is necessary to regulate the occupation or protect consumers. Establishes guidelines to analyze an occupation regulation to determine if it is the least restrictive regulation. Makes conforming changes to include regulated occupations in the laws that affect adoption of rules that affect small businesses. Allows an individual who has a criminal record to submit a petition to the board that issues a license, certificate, or permit that an individual is required by law to hold to engage in a business, profession, or occupation to determine if the individual's criminal record will disqualify the individual from obtaining a license, certificate, or permit. Establishes criteria and procedures to determine if an individual's criminal record disqualifies the individual from obtaining a license, certificate, or permit. ... View more