Tag: Occupational Licensing

Tag: Occupational Licensing

  • Louisiana Takes Positive Step to Remove Occupational Licensing Barriers image

    Louisiana Takes Positive Step to Remove Occupational Licensing Barriers

    The Pelican State is the last remaining state in the country that makes it illegal to be a florist without having a license. The fact that an individual could be …

  • Arizona State of the State: Confidence and Conviction, Promise and Possibility image

    Arizona State of the State: Confidence and Conviction, Promise and Possibility

    Arizona Governor Doug Ducey delivered a sunny State of the State address, highlighting the “capacity of our state, and its people, to always be ahead of the …

  • FTC Takes on Economic Liberty with Introduction of New Task Force image

    FTC Takes on Economic Liberty with Introduction of New Task Force

    On March 16, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) concurrently rolled out a task force and accompanying resource webpage focusing on economic liberty, with a concentration on occupational licensing …

  • Natural Hair Braiding Protection Act image

    Natural Hair Braiding Protection Act

    Section 1. {Purpose}        Natural hair braiding is a traditional practice that is safe.  It presents no significant health and safety risks to customers or practitioners.  This state …

  • Occupational Board Reform Act image

    Occupational Board Reform Act

    A bill for an act relating to occupational regulations contrary to the Sherman (Antitrust) Act; establishing the state policy for the regulation of occupations, specifying criteria for government regulation to increase …

  • Do You Have a Permit to Shovel That Snow? image

    Do You Have a Permit to Shovel That Snow?

    As the Washington, D.C. region and much of the East Coast remain closed, and residents and city officials attempt to clear roads and sidewalks from one of the largest winter …

  • How States Can Serve Veterans in their Communities image

    How States Can Serve Veterans in their Communities

    As Veterans Day approaches, Americans reflect on how to serve those who have selflessly served this country. With the Pentagon enforcing dramatic force reductions, the best thing state governments can …

  • The District’s Next Regulatory Overreach image

    The District’s Next Regulatory Overreach

    Under the auspice of ‘consumer protection’ the District of Columbia (D.C.) Board of Physical Therapy is currently writing rules that will impose a licensing requirement for certified Personal Trainers which …

  • Hair Braiding: The Fight Against Occupational Licensing image

    Hair Braiding: The Fight Against Occupational Licensing

    Unnecessary occupational licensing laws limit free market competition and discourage employment by preventing people from entering the workforce. In recent years, hair braiding has been a focus of licensing battles …

  • The Occupational Licensing Defense Act image

    The Occupational Licensing Defense Act

    Summary: The purpose of this Act is to ensure that an individual may pursue a lawful profession free from unnecessary occupational regulations and protect those against the misuse of occupational …

  • Local Occupation Freedom Act image

    Local Occupation Freedom Act

    Summary Local government is often the more egregious offender in limiting economic opportunity for those with limited means, education, and income through occupational and professional regulations of various kinds, including …