Bill would assist returning Ohio veterans

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Proposed Ohio legislation would make it easier for military veterans who have returned home after deployments to get professional licenses and certifications necessary for certain jobs.

The House bill would allow state licensing agencies to consider veterans’ military experience when they apply for a license. It would also allow for special extensions to members of the Reserve and National Guard whose licenses expired while they were mobilized.

The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports that the bill is expected to receive hearings in Columbus this week.

Rep. Anne Gonzalez, R-Westerville, said that of the 66 professional licenses and certificates administered by state boards and agencies, the military has 47 primary specialties that are closely related and could lead to expedited licenses.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch,

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

blog comments powered by Disqus