Senate File 2307 - Introduced SENATE FILE 2307 BY COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT (SUCCESSOR TO SSB 3114) A BILL FOR An Act relating to professional licensing boards, including 1 requirements related to the submission of official 2 transcripts or diplomas. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 6162SV (2) 89 ss/rh
S.F. 2307 Section 1. NEW SECTION . 272C.3A Copies of diplomas and 1 transcripts. 2 1. A licensing board, other than the board of medicine and 3 board of nursing, shall not require an applicant to submit an 4 official transcript or an official diploma in connection with 5 an application for a license, registration, or certificate. A 6 licensing board, other than the board of medicine and board 7 of nursing, shall accept copies of an applicant’s transcript 8 or diploma in connection with an application for a license, 9 registration, or certificate. 10 2. A licensing board shall not require an applicant 11 to submit a transcript or a diploma in connection with an 12 application for a license, registration, or certificate, or 13 the renewal of a license, registration, or certificate, if 14 the transcript or diploma is no longer available because the 15 institution that granted the transcript or diploma is no longer 16 in operation. 17 Sec. 2. IMPLEMENTATION. Each licensing board, as defined in 18 section 272C.1, shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter 17A as 19 necessary to implement this section by December 2, 2022. 20 EXPLANATION 21 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 22 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 23 This bill relates to certain specified licensing boards, 24 including requirements related to the submission of official 25 transcripts or diplomas. 26 The bill prohibits a licensing board governed by the 27 provisions of Code chapter 272C (regulation of licensed 28 professions and occupations), other than the board of medicine 29 and board of nursing, from requiring an applicant to submit an 30 official transcript or an official diploma in connection with 31 an application for a license, registration, or certificate, and 32 requires a licensing board, other than the board of medicine 33 and board of nursing, to accept a copy of an applicant’s 34 transcript or diploma. 35 -1- LSB 6162SV (2) 89 ss/rh 1/ 2
S.F. 2307 The bill prohibits a licensing board from requiring an 1 applicant to submit a transcript or a diploma in connection 2 with an application for a license, registration, or 3 certificate, or the renewal of a license, registration, 4 or certificate, if the transcript or diploma is no longer 5 available because the institution that granted the transcript 6 or diploma is no longer in operation. 7 The bill requires licensing boards to adopt rules to 8 implement the bill by December 2, 2022. 9 -2- LSB 6162SV (2) 89 ss/rh 2/ 2