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Summary of Major Legislation

Summary of Professions and Occupations Legislation (2019)

Labor & Employment

During the 2019 legislative session, the General Assembly considered several bills regulating professions and occupations including legislation addressing registered athletic trainers, genetic counselors, and sign language interpreters.   New laws expand and clarify licensure requirements for plumbers, barbers and cosmetologists, emergency medical technicians, and motor vehicle and powersport vehicle wholesalers, as well as recodify regulation of community association managers.  Finally, the General Assembly continued regulation of certified public accountants and electricians until 2030 and 2032, respectively.

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details