State Rep. Heath Clark and his co-signers have introduced HB 147 which is being pushed by a lobbying group in Washington D.C. called R Street Institute. (InsiderAdvantage Feb. 8 oped by Marc Hyden.) The bill is an effort at reciprocity with other states all other states in issuing professional licenses. 

Example: If California has issued a professional license to a resident for occupation X and that person relocates to Georgia, the idea is to issue a license for the same job here without most of the current processing. It is sold as “cutting red tape for business…”  But as with almost all bills, problems can arise.  

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