Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
January 6, 1998
Will Meyer (866-4976)
TITLE: CONCERNING AUTHORIZING THE STATE BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICINE TO ISSUE A LICENSE TO PRACTICE VETERINARY MEDICINE IN COLORADO TO PERSONS WHO DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE BY EXAMINATION BUT WHO HAVE BEEN LICENSED IN ANOTHER STATE FOR TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OR LONGER.
Summary of Assessment
The provisions of this bill would allow the State Board of Veterinarian Medicine to issue a license by endorsement to veterinarians with 25 years or more of experience in another state if the license has been in good standing in that state. The bill would affect a group of veterinarians who became licensed before there was uniformity among the states for this profession. The bill would become effective upon signature of the Governor.
Currently, the State Board of Veterinary Medicine, Division of Registrations, Department of Regulatory Agencies processes such applications in the normal course of business. The only change would be in accepting the applicant for licensure instead of denying the application. It is anticipated that the number of additional licenses issued would be insignificant and would have a minimal impact on the amount of revenue received from licensed veterinarians. The provisions of the bill would not affect any other agency of the state, or unit of local government. Therefore, the bill is assessed as having no fiscal impact.