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House committee passes military Occupational Opportunity Act

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A House subcommittee unanimously passed a bill to help service members and spouses find and keep jobs when they relocate to Florida. HB 615, known as Occupational Opportunity Act, sailed through the Florida Careers & Competition Subcommittee Tuesday with a bipartisan vote. Next stop for the bill is the full Commerce Committee. Palm Beach Republican Paul Renner filed HB 615, with Jeff Brandes of St. Petersburg introducing the Senate version. The Occupational Opportunity Act seeks to expand opportunities for the military community in Florida by…

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Paul Renner files Occupational Opportunity Act, reciprocal occupational licensing for military families

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Florida House Bill 615, filed by Rep. Paul Renner of Palm Coast, would make transfers to Florida a bit easier for military families. Also known as the “Occupational Opportunity Act,” HB 615 would compel Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation to license military members, spouses, and surviving spouses in occupations they have licenses for in other states. Renner’s bill would also extend the amount of time after discharge that such license reciprocity would be granted, from six months to two years. The proposal…

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