SB 877
Establishes the Expanded Workforce Access Act of 2020
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Last Action:
3/10/2020 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Professional Registration Committee (3771S.02C)
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2020

Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 877 - This act shall be known as the "Expanded Workforce Access Act of 2020".

Beginning on January 1,2021, each state licensing authority shall grant a license to any applicant who has successfully completed the eighth grade, completed an apprenticeship approved by the Missouri Division of Professional Registration or the U.S. Department of Labor, and has passed an examination, if one is deemed to be necessary by the appropriate licensing authority.

The appropriate licensing authority shall establish a passing score for such examinations, which shall not exceed the passing score that is required for a non-apprenticeship license. If there is no examination requirement for a non-apprenticeship license, no examination shall be required for applicants who complete an apprenticeship.

The number of working hours required for an apprenticeship shall not exceed the number of educational hours otherwise required for a non-apprenticeship license.

Certain occupations relating to construction work, and electrical contractors are exempt from the provisions of the act.

This act is identical to TAT/SS/HCS/HB 2046 (2020), SB 318 (2019) and a provision contained in HCS/HB 472 (2019), and is substantially similar to HCS/HB 1688 (2020), SCS/HB 470 (2019), SCS/HB 705 (2019), HCS/SB 164 (2019), HCS/SB 204 (2019).



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