HOUSE BILL NO. 5671

April 25, 2024, Introduced by Reps. Bollin, Kuhn, Maddock, Schuette, Hall, Outman, BeGole, Borton, Kunse, Aragona, Thompson, DeBoyer, Rigas, Harris, Tisdel, Smit, Wozniak, St. Germaine, Zorn, Alexander, Slagh, Bezotte, Bierlein, Bruck, VanderWall, Fox, Martin and Beson and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

A bill to amend 1980 PA 299, entitled

"Occupational code,"

(MCL 339.101 to 339.2677) by adding section 212a.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 212a. (1) Beginning January 1, 2025, and by May 1 of each subsequent year, the department shall review the process for licensure or registration of 25% of occupations and submit a report to the members of the senate and house of representatives that contains all of the following:

(a) A recommendation on whether the process for licensure or registration should be modified or remain the same.

(b) A recommendation on whether the issuance of a license or registration for an occupation is necessary, outdated, or duplicative.

(c) A recommendation on whether the issuance of a license or registration for an occupation should be eliminated.

(d) The fiscal impact of the process for licensure or registration on the department.

(e) The fiscal impact of the issuance of a license or registration for an occupation on a person, including, but not limited to, if the issuance has a disproportionate impact on a business of a certain size, industry, or geographic area of this state.

(f) Whether the issuance of a license or registration for an occupation has caused wage loss, job loss, or a restriction on a job in a high-need field in this state. As used in this subdivision, "high-need field" means an essential industry as identified through the futures for frontliners program operated by the department of labor and economic opportunity.

(2) The department shall review all of the occupations by not later than May 1, 2028.