House Republicans Reveal IDFPR Bill Package to Provide Fixes

House Minority Leader Tony McCombie held a press conference yesterday to discuss the ongoing issues at the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. McCombie stood alongside State Representatives Dave Severin and Bill Hauter to talk about the frustration IDFPR has caused residents, and discuss their legislative package to provide solutions.

The package includes McCombie’s License Convenience Act (House Bill 4855), which would require the department to accept electronic payments for licenses and fees.

“IDFPR is too often the barrier to people working,” said McCombie. “Significant delays, breakdowns in communications, lost applications, and just overall dysfunction has too often resulted in bipartisan frustration with this agency. We have written letters, reached out to the Director, and many of us have seen first-hand the pain this agency causes our constituents who want to work throughout the state. It is imperative this agency comes to terms with its own mismanagement and implements solutions. Not years from now, but now…. Where is the sense of urgency?”

Below is the bill package House Republicans revealed this week:

Lowering Barriers and Costs for Licensure

  • HB 4855 (McCombie) Requires DFPR to accept online payment
  • HB 5147, HB 5148 (Davidsmeyer), HB 5006 (Coffey) Lowers licensure

License Reciprocity and Expedited Licensure

  • HB 4988 (Spain) Nurse Licensure Compact
  • HB 5608 (Jacobs) Universal Recognition of Licenses Act to streamline
    out-of-state licensees
  • HB 1572 (Hauter) Expedited licensure for health care professionals
  • HB 4617 (Davidsmeyer) Reciprocity and online education for
  • HB 4570 (Severin) Streamline teaching requirements for cosmetologists
    and barbers

Learning More About Licensing

  • HB 5007 (Coffey) Creates the Licensure Reform Task Force to gather
    facts on licensure delays and costs
  • HB 3437 (Hauter) Creates a Task Force to determine if prescribing
    psychologists’ scope can be expanded while maintaining safety for