IRRC will consider five regulations at its June 20th meeting.  To ensure an orderly meeting and thorough consideration of all public input, we kindly ask all speakers to sign up in advance and submit a written copy of their remarks by 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18th (48 hours prior to the meeting). If any speaker has not yet registered or submitted their remarks, please do so as soon as possible.  We will first provide an opportunity to speak, as time allows, to those who have pre-registered and submitted advance copies of their remarks. If time remains, other attendees will have an opportunity.  Requests to speak/written statements can be sent to 

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Regulation #16A-66: Consideration of Criminal Convictions

Implements a schedule of criminal convictions that may constitute grounds to refuse to issue, suspend or revoke a license, certificate, registration or permit for each of the 29 professional and occupational licensing boards/commissions, sets forth the process by which boards and commissions will conduct individual assessments, and establishes a uniform fee for processing preliminary determinations pursuant to Act 53 of 2020.

This final regulation was received on 02/14/24 and was withdrawn by the agency on 03/05/24. A copy of the withdrawal letter can be found under Related Documents. The regulation was resubmitted by the agency on 03/15/24 and was disapproved at the 04/18/24 public meeting. It was resubmitted on 06/03/24 and is scheduled for the 06/20/24 public meeting. 

Regulation Details
IRRC Number 3361 Proposed Regulation Received November 04, 2022
Agency Name Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs PA Bulletin Publish Date November 19, 2022
Regulation Status Final-Form Close of Public Comment December 19, 2022
PA Code 49 Pa. Code Chapter 43b.201
49 Pa. Code Chapter 43b.401
49 Pa. Code Chapter 43b.402
49 Pa. Code Chapter 43b.403
49 Pa. Code Chapter 43b.404
49 Pa. Code Chapter 43b.501 - 43b.531
Final Due By December 19, 2024
Analysts Assigned Fiona E. Cormack  (FEC)
Michelle L. Elliott  (MLE)
IRRC Comments Due January 18, 2023
Final-Form Regulation Received June 03, 2024
Public Meeting Date June 20, 2024
Published as Final N/A
Actions Taken
IRRC Disapproval April 18, 2024
House Committee Deems Regulation Approved April 17, 2024
Senate Committee Deems Regulation Approved April 17, 2024
Withdrawn March 05, 2024

  • Proposed Regulation
  • Final Regulation
  • Related Documents

Public Comments on Proposed Regulation

December 20, 2022

December 19, 2022

December 19, 2022

December 19, 2022

December 19, 2022

Legislative Comments (on the Proposed and Final Regulation)

April 16, 2024

December 19, 2022

IRRC Comments on Proposed Regulation

January 18, 2023

Public Comments on Final Regulation
PA Assoc. of Pardons Project June 7, 2024
The Pardon Project June 7, 2024
American Civil Liberties Union April 15, 2024
Community Legal Services April 12, 2024

Legislative Comments (on the Proposed and Final Regulation)

PRIME SPONSORS OF SB 637 AND HB 1477 Second Letter April 16, 2024
Prime Sponsors of SB 637 and HB 1477 December 19, 2022

IRRC Order(s)

DISAPPROVAL May 21, 2024

In addition to comments, IRRC occasionally receives other correspondence and written materials from state agencies and the legislature regarding pending regulations. These documents can be found on this portion of our website.

Final Regulation March 15, 2024
3361 03-05-24 Withdrawal Letter March 5, 2024
FF WITHDRAWN February 14, 2024