House passes Zentís bill removing licensure red tape

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Monday, January 22, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 22, 2018) — The House of Representatives today voted in support of State Rep. Denny Zent’s (R-Angola) bill that would streamline certain requirements and qualifications for professional licenses.

Zent’s legislation would update and remove unnecessary licensing procedures and promote government efficiency.

“The bill’s main purpose is to remove out-of-date clauses and incorrect references from the Indiana Code, with the goal of eliminating red tape for hardworking Hoosiers,” Zent said. “This bill would provide more clarity and understanding of the rules and regulations put in place in a variety of occupations, protecting consumers and professionals.”

Zent said there are a number of different occupational professions addressed in the bill, including podiatrists, dieticians, architects and massage therapists. In some cases, licensure criteria is being revised, such as requiring licensed massage therapists to demonstrate they are carrying professional liability insurance with minimum coverage when renewing their license. The majority of the bill, however, updates or corrects obsolete provisions and incorrect references.

House Bill 1130 can now be considered by the Senate. For more information visit, iga.in.gov.

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State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) represents House District 51, which

includes most of LaGrange and Steuben counties.

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