Governor Signs Buckeye Institute-Championed Universal Occupational License Recognition into Law

Jan 02, 2023

Columbus, OH – Rea S. Hederman Jr., executive director of the Economic Research Center and vice president of policy at The Buckeye Institute, commented after Governor Mike DeWine signed Ohio Senate Bill 131, universal occupational license recognition, into law.

“The Buckeye Institute-championed policies in Senate Bill 131 will enable people who already possess an occupational license from another state to move to the Buckeye State and pursue their dreams. These pro-worker reforms couldn’t come at a better time. With job opportunities proliferating thanks to projects like the new Intel plant, Ohio needs a vibrant workforce, and the policies that Governor DeWine signed into law will bring new workers to our state.

“All Ohioans should applaud the efforts of bill sponsors, senators Rob McColley (R-Napoleon) and Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson), as well as the sponsor of the House companion legislation Representative Jena Powell (R-Arcanum), for leading the charge to make these important reforms happen.”

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