The State Senate is considering S-2514, a bill that would impose burdensome occupational licensing requirements for pet grooming.
S-2514 would create unnecessary mandates that would prevent people from joining the industry and unfairly forcing current groomers to shutter their businesses. It is an attempt by some individuals to corner the market.
This year, the Institute for Justice calculated that New Jersey lost over 80,000 jobs to occupational licenses, incurred almost $500 million in lost productivity, and wasted nearly $9.5 billion thanks to their requirements. It costs the average New Jersey family more than $1,600 a year, in added consumer costs. Instead of erecting more barriers to opportunity, the NJ Legislature should be looking to reform and begin the process of rolling back these burdensome and often unnecessary requirements.
Tell your Senator to oppose S-2514 and reject erecting more barriers in New Jersey!