How Patrick Mahomes’s Haircut Demonstrates the Ridiculousness of Occupational Licensing
Mr. Bonds is clearly a qualified barber, as shown by one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL trusting him with his hair, so why should he possibly even face criminal penalties for cutting hair in another state?
Relocation Shouldn’t Mean Losing Your License
With these compacts, if you are a licensed physical therapist in Texas and Texas has engaged in a compact with Utah, you could move to Utah and immediately begin work in your profession.
Utah lawmakers just made it easier to earn a living
Utahns and local businesses across the state are still struggling to find the workers necessary to help run their businesses or provide necessary services — and the government is partly to blame.
Occupational licensing can make the labor shortage worse
A Utah State University study estimated that occupational licensing in the United States is responsible for 2.8 million fewer jobs and costs to consumers exceeding $20 billion annually.
SB 43: Reducing Barriers to Obtaining an Occupational License
This bill would reduce barriers to obtaining an occupational license for those coming to Utah internationally or from other states.
SB 16: More Oversight for Occupational Licensure Laws
This bill will create a review board for current and proposed occupational licensure regulations.