- Eliminates red tape in trade or professional licensing
The Senate bill 7 which mandates state licensing agencies to issue licenses or certificates to military members and spouses who already hold a valid license to practice a trade or profession in another state was signed by Governor DeWine while visiting Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton..
“Military service is a high calling that brings with it many benefits, however, frequent relocations can place a burden on military families – particularly on the spouses whose jobs require a license or certificate such as teachers, nurses, dental assistants, and home health aides,” said Governor DeWine.
“Military families are vital to our state and nation, and this new law will eliminate the red tape they encounter when relocating to Ohio and resuming their careers here.”
Senate Bill 7, sponsored by Senator Bob Hackett (R-London) and Senator Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering), gives military members and their spouses better employment opportunities by simplifying the process to transfer their occupational licenses to Ohio.
It requires licenses to be issued in a timely manner and at no cost to military members and their spouses who hold valid credentials in another state.
The Wright-Patterson Air Force base is Ohio’s largest single-site employer in Ohio.