Streamlining Licensing Across State Lines: Initiatives to Enhance Occupational License Portability

On July 27, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission’s Economic Liberty Task Force will host a roundtable to examine ways to mitigate the effects of state-based occupational licensing requirements that make it difficult for license holders to obtain licenses in other states. License portability restrictions often prevent otherwise qualified people from marketing their services across state lines or when they move to a new state. These types of restrictions are especially hard on military families who often face the financial and administrative burdens of applying for a new license with each move across state lines. This public event will support the Task Force’s consideration of how occupational licensing reform could reduce barriers to entry, enhance competition, and promote economic opportunity.

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