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HB 337 (BR 413) - T. Pullin, R. Bunch, J. Greer, D. Keene, M. King, T. Moore, J. Richards, T. Riner, R. Webber, A. Wuchner, B. Yonts

     AN ACT relating to the application of military experience towards the licensing of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning professionals.
     Create a new section within KRS 198B.650 to 198B.689 to require recognition of military trained and experience towards application for master heating, ventilation, and air conditioning contractor's or journeyman heating, ventilation, and air conditioning mechanic's licenses.


     HCS - Retain original provisions except to clarify that the military training and experience must be equivalent to the statutory requirements and that the applicant must have been actively engaged in that occupation for not less than two years.
     SCS - Amend KRS 198B.664 to implement a 60-day grace period after the expiration of a license to allow HVAC professionals to renew the license while still practicing; authorize the board to renew licenses on or before the last day of the licensee's birth month; allow the board to terminate a license at the end of the 60-day grace period; require licensees with terminated licenses to apply for the reinstatement of a license after paying a renewal fee and a reinstatement fee; amend KRS 198B.658 to establish new licensing requirements for HVAC master contractors and journeyman mechanics; repeal KRS 198B.662.
     SCA (1/Title, J. Higdon) - Make title amendment.

     Feb 5-introduced in House
     Feb 6-to Licensing & Occupations (H)
     Feb 11-reassigned to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Safety (H)
     Feb 13-posted in committee
     Feb 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 27-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 28, 2014
     Mar 4-3rd reading, passed 95-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 5-received in Senate
     Mar 7-to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)
     Mar 25-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Mar 26-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 27-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 27, 2014; 3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Mar 28-received in House; to Rules (H); posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; passed 97-0
     Mar 31-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 10-signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 93)

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