Gutwein: Committee to study licensing hurdles facing military families

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Monday, August 20, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 20, 2018) — The Interim Study Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs will meet Tuesday at the Statehouse to discuss employment challenges facing military personnel and their spouses who hold occupational licenses, according to State Rep. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville).

Gutwein said the committee, on which he serves, will take a closer look at licensure policies and practices that could affect military personnel and their spouses who transition to Indiana.

“We owe a great deal to our military families,” Gutwein said. “They dedicate years of their lives and move around to wherever they are needed. It is important for us to ease what burdens we can by streamlining the licensing process for them.”

According to Gutwein, the committee will also be looking at how professional training and education gained during service could be used by veterans and military personnel to obtain a professional license in Indiana.

The Interim Study Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, in Room 404 at the Statehouse. Gutwein said the public is welcome to attend the meeting and testify.

Visit iga.in.gov for the meeting agenda and to watch the committee hearing live.

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State Rep. Douglas Gutwein represents House District 16, which includes all of
Pulaski County and portions of Fulton, Jasper, Newton and Starke counties.

A high-resolution photo of Gutwein can be downloaded by clicking here.