1Amending Title 51 (Military Affairs) of the Pennsylvania
2Consolidated Statutes, in professional and occupational
3licenses, further providing for definitions and for retention
4and certification.

5The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
6hereby enacts as follows:

7Section 1. Section 7501 of Title 51 of the Pennsylvania
8Consolidated Statutes is amended to read:

9§ 7501. [Definition] Definitions.

10[As used in this chapter, the word "person" means any] The 
11following words and phrases when used in this chapter shall have 
12the meanings given to them in this section unless the context 
13clearly indicates otherwise:

14"Person." An individual, whether male or female, who may,
15have been, is now or may hereafter become engaged in the service

1of the United States of America or its allies as a member of the
2armed forces, or of the merchant marine thereof, or of any
3auxiliary thereof subject to military discipline.

4"Veteran." An individual who served on active duty in the
5armed forces and who has been discharged or released from the
6service under conditions other than dishonorable.

7Section 2. Section 7502 of Title 51 is amended by adding <-a 
8subsection <-subsections to read:

9§ 7502. Retention of licenses and certifications of persons
10entering military service.

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12(c) Exemptions.--A veteran's military service, education, 
13training and service experience shall be taken into 
14consideration by the entities listed in subsection (a) to 
15determine whether a licensing or certification requirement has 
16been met by or can otherwise be waived by reason of that 
17military service, education, training or experience. The veteran 
18shall only be required to meet a licensing or certification 
19requirement which has not been met by or waived under this 

<-21(d)  Military spouse.--The following shall apply:

22(1) Notwithstanding any other law, entities listed under
23subsection (a) shall issue a license, certification,
24registration or permit to a military spouse to allow the
25military spouse to practice the military spouse's profession
26or occupation in this Commonwealth if, upon application to
27the entity, the military spouse satisfies all of the
28following conditions:

29(i)  Holds a current license, certificate,
30registration or permit from another state, and that

1state's requirements are substantially equivalent to or
2exceed the requirements for a license in this

4(ii)  Demonstrates competency in the profession or
5occupation through methods determined by the entity,
6including having completed continuing education units or
7having experience in the profession or occupation for at
8least two of the five years preceding the date of the
9application under this subsection.

10(iii)  Has not committed any act in any state that
11would have constituted grounds for refusal, suspension or
12revocation of a license to practice that profession or
13occupation in this Commonwealth at the time the act was

15(iv)  Is in good standing and has not been
16disciplined by the jurisdiction that issued the license.

17(v)  Pays any fees required by the entity from which
18the applicant is seeking a license.

19(2) A military spouse who is not a resident of this
20Commonwealth and who is issued a license under this
21subsection shall have the same rights and obligations as a
22resident of this Commonwealth who is issued the same type of

24Section 3. This act shall take effect in 60 days.