Tennessee – 2019 – HB 252 – Accommodations on State Licensing Exams

Tennessee

State Government – As introduced, requires an agency that requires an examination to be administered to a person applying for a license to engage in an occupation, trade, or profession to provide reasonable accommodations to a person diagnosed with dyslexia. – Amends TCA Title 4.

ON APRIL 15, 2019, THE HOUSE ADOPTED AMENDMENT #1 AND PASSED HOUSE BILL 252, AS AMENDED.

AMENDMENT #1 rewrites this bill to require agencies to ensure the provision of appropriate accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if the agency requires a person applying for a license to engage in an occupation, trade, or profession in this state to take an examination. A state agency that administers a required examination for licensure must promulgate rules to implement this amendment, which rules must establish the eligibility criteria that a person must meet for an accommodation to be provided pursuant to this amendment. This amendment specifies that it does not apply to an examination mandated and administered pursuant to federal law.

For purposes of promulgating rules and carrying out any administrative duties necessary to effectuate the provisions and intent of this bill, this bill as amended will take effect upon becoming law. For all other purposes, this bill as amended will take effect on July 1, 2020.


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