An Act To Remove Barriers to Professional Licensing for Veterans
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 10 MRSA §8003, sub-§2-A, ¶¶K and L, as enacted by PL 1999, c. 687, Pt. C, §6, are amended to read:
K. To prepare and submit to the commissioner an annual report of the office's operations, activities and goals; and
L. To study jurisdictional overlap between the department's boards and commissions and other state agencies for purposes of streamlining and consolidating related legal authorities and administrative processes . ;
Sec. 2. 10 MRSA §8003, sub-§2-A, ¶¶M and N are enacted to read:
M. To exercise discretionary authority, after consultation with licensing boards if applicable, to review and determine on a case-by-case basis examination and licensing eligibility for applications for licensure submitted by individuals who identify themselves as veterans with military service, experience and training; and
N. To exercise discretionary authority to waive examination fees and license fees for applicants for licensure who identify themselves as veterans with military service, experience and training.
Effective 90 days following adjournment of the 128th Legislature, First Regular Session, unless otherwise indicated.