HB 447: Recognize occupational licenses obtained in another state
House Bill 447, sponsored by Rep. Becky Currie, would clarify that licensing boards must issue a license to a license-holder from another state who moves to Mississippi.
Last year, the legislature attempted to make it easier for qualified professionals to begin working when they move to Mississippi with the passage of universal recognition. The initial goal was to require the state to recognize occupational licenses obtained in another state.
This would make it easier to work in Mississippi, preventing those who move here from having to jump through new government hoops.
The new proposal clarifies that boards must issue a license to an individual with a license from another state who moves to Mississippi. It also clarifies that that person does not need to take a new exam in order to receive a license to work in the field they have already been working in, and already taken an exam for, in another state.
Empower Mississippi supports this legislation.
It has been referred to Workforce Development. You can read the bill here.