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Military Spouse Reciprocity

Military families move a lot. Families have to uproot their lives to follow their military family member. If the spouse is in a career that requires a license then it is very difficult to take that career to another state. States often do not recognize other state’s licenses.

We want to make California a welcoming state for the military and their families. The Federal Government is also interested in making state reciprocity a reality.

Here is a list of bills that are addressing this issue:

  • AB 1904 (Block-2012) — Expedited Licensure for Military Spouses
  • AB 186 (Maienschein-2014) — Temporary Licenses for Military Spouses
  • AB 186 (Maienschein-2014) — Temporary Licenses for Military Spouses
  • AB 226 (Cervantes-2017) — Expediting the Teacher Credential Review Process
  • SB 1080 (Roth-2018) — Military Spouse Licensing for Ride-Sharing Platforms

For full descriptions of the bills, please click here to read the Memorandum from Governor Gavin Newsom’s office written by Allison Hsieh, Policy Advisor, Governor’s Military Council.