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W.Va. commission formed to help military spouses

Apr. 12, 2013 @ 07:14 AM

CHARLESTON — A new commission formed by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is looking for ways to better help military spouses with professional licensure requirements.

Tomblin signed an executive order establishing the Governor's Commission on Military Spousal Licensure on Thursday.

In creating the commission, the governor noted that because military families move across state lines more often than civilians, it can presents licensing challenges to military spouses whose professions require certain state licenses or certificates.

Tomblin says he hopes the group can find new ways for West Virginia to better assist military families moving to the state with professional licensure and certification requirements.

The 11-member commission will evaluate potential best practices to facilitate license reciprocity and portability. It will make its recommendations by mid-December.