HB 470, introduced by Representative Derek Grier (Republican - District 100), requires licensing authorities to grant a license to any applicant that has completed the 8th grade, an approved apprenticeship program, and passed an examination. The purpose of the bill is to provide an alternative path to mandatory education requirements to obtain certain licenses. While I oppose most forms of occupational licensing, if we're going to have them it makes sense to offer people who have completed practical training a way to acquire a license without having to complete additional expensive and time consuming school courses.
This bill had a roll-call vote on an amendment that failed during perfection. Read about that here.