House unanimously approves Rep. Larry Hoff’s first bill

House Bill 1176 would prevent the need for DOL staff to enter unnecessary information into the system

In a 96-0 vote last week, the state House of Representatives approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Larry Hoff to assist the Department of Licensing (DOL) in eliminating inefficiencies after its rollout of a modernized licensing system late last year.

In a 96-0 vote last week, the state House of Representatives approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Larry Hoff to assist the Department of Licensing in eliminating inefficiencies after its rollout of a modernized licensing system late last year. Photo courtesy of Washington State House Republican Communications
In a 96-0 vote last week, the state House of Representatives approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Larry Hoff to assist the Department of Licensing in eliminating inefficiencies after its rollout of a modernized licensing system late last year. Photo courtesy of Washington State House Republican Communications

DOL is responsible for regulating more than 40 business industries, which involves issuing licenses and ensuring compliance with professional standards and laws.

To accommodate the modernization of its licensing system, House Bill 1176 would prevent the need for DOL staff to enter unnecessary information into the system. It would also eliminate duplication and streamline the licensing process for applicants in a number of industries.

“This bill is a win for the Department of Licensing and the business community,” said Hoff, R-Vancouver. “Anytime we can improve the relationship between Washingtonians and the agencies created to serve them, that’s a good thing. I’m proud this bill received unanimous support in the House, and look forward to seeing it advance out of the Senate in the coming weeks.”

House Bill 1176 now heads to the Senate for further consideration.

Information courtesy of Washington State House Republican Communications, houserepublicans.wa.gov

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