HOUSE BILL NO. 5669

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

A bill to amend 2016 PA 407, entitled

"Skilled trades regulation act,"

(MCL 339.5101 to 339.6133) by adding section 218.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 218. (1) Beginning January 1, 2025, and by May 1 of each subsequent year, the department shall review the process for licensure of 25% of the 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 should be modified or remain the same.

(b) A recommendation on whether the issuance of a license for an occupation is necessary, outdated, or duplicative.

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

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

(e) The fiscal impact of the issuance of a license 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 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.