State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, for the second consecutive term, has been named by House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody, D-Allegheny, as Democratic chairman of the House Professional Licensure Committee.
Rep. Readshaw had previously served as a member of the committee since 1995, serving as Democratic Chairman in the last term. He said while the committee doesn’t generate much controversy or big headlines, with more than 800,000 licensees, it still impacts everyday life for Pennsylvanians.
“Virtually every profession that requires a licensure falls under the jurisdiction of the Professional Licensure Committee,” Mr. Readshaw said. “From a barber or beautician up to a physician or architect, the committee sets the standards that, once legislation is enacted, must be followed by every licensing board.”
Among the professions reviewed by the committee in the last year were pharmacists, land surveyors and CPAs.