|The 27th Alaska State Legislature, 2011 - 2012|
House OKs Temporarily Licensing for Military Spouses
|Thomas' HB 28 Provides 6-Month Professional Licenses, Helping Families|
Posted: February 23, 2011
(Juneau) - The Alaska State House of Representatives today unanimously passed a bill supporting Alaska's military families by allowing for temporary professional licensing of spouses. House Finance Committee Co-Chair Bill Thomas, R-Haines, sponsored the bill, House Bill 28, along with fellow veterans Reps. Bob Herron, D-Bethel, and Eric Feige, R-Chickaloon.
The bill will go a long way towards supporting our military families and easing their transition to this state.
The bill proposes allowing military spouses to obtain a temporary license in their field of practice as long as they meet the professional standards that are already required by law or regulation. The licenses will be valid for six months, at which time the spouse has the option of obtaining an Alaska license or asking for a renewal of the temporary license.
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