Amended LA Bill Passed by State Senate

The Louisiana Senate yesterday passed the revised version of House Bill 748, which was amended last week to clearly permit the use of professional certification credentials in the state. The bill, titled “The Occupational Licensing Review Act,” was intended to increase employment opportunities by loosening licensing requirements for certain jobs, but the bill text was… Read more »

LA Certification Bill Amended to Address Concerns

Louisiana lawmakers yesterday amended House Bill 748 to allow the use of professional certification credentials in the state, and the amended bill was then passed by the Louisiana Senate Commerce Committee. The bill, titled “The Occupational Licensing Review Act,” was intended to increase employment opportunities by loosening licensing requirements for certain jobs, but the bill… Read more »

LA Credentialing Bill Could Be Amended

The Louisiana Senate Commerce Committee has delayed consideration of Louisiana House Bill 748, the “Occupational Licensing Review Act,” until May 9. The bill was moving quickly through the Louisiana State Legislature last week before ASAE and many other associations with members in Louisiana expressed concern with the bill text. The bill as originally drafted would… Read more »

TX Bathroom Bill Blocked as Session Ends

The Texas legislature ended its special session last Tuesday without passing any legislation restricting the use of bathrooms by transgender individuals. ASAE worked with convention and visitor bureaus in Texas and the Keep Texas Open for Business coalition to oppose passage of legislation that would have denied public accommodations to members of the LGBTQ community… Read more »

Coalition Restates Opposition to TX Bathroom Bills

ASAE and the “Keep Texas Open for Business” coalition today released an open letter urging Texas lawmakers and Gov. Greg Abbott to abandon efforts to pass a discriminatory “bathroom bill” during the Legislature’s current special session. “Our opposition to bathroom bills remains steadfast,” the letter signers said. “We view these bills as unnecessary, and the… Read more »