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Issue: Professional Licensing
Affects:  Those who build pools/spas
Send comments to:  Jennifer Hatfield,
jhatfield@apsp.org
Bill Summary: This bill relates to what occupations may be regulated in the state.  The purpose of this bill is to provide that the procedure to determine if an occupation  or profession should be regulated in West Virginia is prohibited if the occupation or profession is regulated in fewer than 25 other states. The bill also provides that a license of an occupation or profession regulated in West Virginia should expire if the occupation or profession is regulated in fewer than 25 other states.
APSP members are encouraged to read through the proposed bill and send comments to the APSP Government Relations team. 
Status: This measure was passed by the House of Representatives by a vote of 60-39 on January 9, 2019. This measure was referred to the Senate Government Organization Committee.
Proposed Bill:   http://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Text_HTML/2019_SESSIONS/RS/bills/HB2038%20SUB.pdf