The Buckeye Institute: Ohio House Should Adopt Senate’s Occupational License Reform PolicyDec 22, 2020
Columbus, OH – Greg R. Lawson, a research fellow at The Buckeye Institute, issued the following statement praising the Ohio Senate for eliminating the requirement for a number of occupational licenses and reducing the training requirements for others, and urging the Ohio House to concur with the Senate’s proposal.
“The Ohio Senate deserves applause for moving good occupational licensing reform forward by eliminating the requirement for a number of unnecessary licenses and reducing the training requirements for others. This initial review of Ohio’s burdensome licensing regime, which was championed by The Buckeye Institute, will help many Ohioans start new careers and move up the ladder of economic success.
“While more can be done to eliminate employment barriers—including embracing universal occupational license recognition—the policies in House Bill 442 are a small, but important step in the right direction to end Ohio’s permission-slip policies. The Ohio House should embrace this good policy before the end of the current legislative session.”
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