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License Reciprocity Bills for Waterworks Pass the General Assembly

SB 999 (Mason) and its companion bill, HB 1940 (Runion), would allow for waterworks employees licensed in other states to be issued the equivalent license in Virginia.  The bills help localities recruit and retain these necessary public works employees as staffing issues continue at the local level.

As previously reported, VACo supports the passage of the bills and was delighted to see both pass their original chambers unanimously and then pass the other chamber unanimously after crossover.  The bills are nearing the end of their journey through the legislative process and will head to the Governor’s desk where we await his executive decision.

VACo appreciates Senator Mason and Delegate Runion for introducing this legislation and hopes to see the Governor sign the bills into law.  VACo will continue to support and report on SB 999 and HB 1940 as updates become available.

VACo Contact: James Hutzler

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