2021 Legislative Session Important Bills
HB 2007 - Provide for occupational licenses or other authorization to practice by recognition for qualified applicants from other states
This bill allows any individual with a license in another state to operate as a licensed worker in WV, even if their state refuses to honor a WV license. In addition, if the individual’s home state does not have a license for the occupation, a person only must show they have worked for two years in that field to be licensed in WV
HB 2008 - Amending requirements for licensure relating to elevator mechanics, crane operators, HVAC, electricians, and plumbers
This bill eliminates certifications for all crane operators, plumbers in training, fire damper technicians and technicians in training and elevator apprentices. In addition it weakens certification standards for electricians, plumbers, sprinkler fitters, HVAC technicians, and elevator technicians.