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Liberty County lawmaker backs bill to help military spouses with job licenses
Rep Al Williams
State Rep. Al Williams

ATLANTA — State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway recently filed House Bill 821, the Military Spouses and Veterans Licensure Act.

The legislation, co-sponsored by Rep. Gloria Frazier, D-Hephzibah, would require all state licensure boards to implement a process by which military spouses moving to Georgia can qualify for temporary occupational licenses to help them get work.

HB 821 is part of House Democrats’ “A Promise Kept” initiative to support military families, and would alleviate financial stress for transitioning families.

“If our goal is to make Georgia the best place to live and work for our transitioning service members and their spouses, removing the obstacles they face in obtaining a professional license is the first step,” Williams said. “From athletic trainers to veterinarians, HB 821 would provide veterans and their spouses immediate relief from burdensome requirements in obtaining a professional license they already hold in a different state.”

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