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Arizona Threatens to De-regulate Licensure

In early February, HB2613 was introduced in the Arizona House of Representatives which proposed de-licensing landscape architects and several other professions.

2016-03-01

In early February, HB2613 was introduced in the Arizona House of Representatives which proposed de-licensing landscape architects and several other professions. At subsequent hearing on the legislation, over 150 landscape architects attended and voiced their concerns. Additionally, throughout February 1,500 letters were sent by Arizonians through the ASLA iAdvocate system. As a result of these and other efforts, on March 3 the Arizona House of Representatives passed an amendment removing the de-licensing of landscape architects from the bill. The amendment also made licensing of geologists and cremationists optional and called for a cost-benefit study of transferring all occupational licensing and non-health regulatory boards to a new department. The newly amended version of HB2613 then passed the House by a vote of 31-20 and is now making its way through the Senate.

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Karen T. Grajales
Manager, Public Relations 
tel: 1-202-216-2371
ktgrajales@asla.org
@ktgrajales

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