Idaho Gov. Little eyes elimination of 10 regulatory programs in occupational licensing

Idaho Governor Brad Little has proposed eliminating nearly a dozen outdated regulatory programs in the state’s occupational licensing rules.

The move follows Little’s executive order earlier this year to reduce state regulations and clean up outdated laws. Under the act, the Governor’s Division of Financial Management must review no fewer than five occupational regulatory programs to determine if continuation of the programs is in the public interest.

DFM Administrator Alex Adams wrote that 10 license types were identified for elimination, ranging from cemetarians and athlete agents, to weighmasters and salespersons of used manufactured homes. DFM collaborated with a legislative interim committee, which Idaho lawmakers authorized to undertake and complete a study of the state’s occupational licensing and certification laws.

The proposed changes will be considered by the 2020 Idaho Legislature. (Idaho Gov. Brad Little)

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