Too many aspiring workers in Colorado are forced to get government permission slip to work.
These men and women trying to make a better life for themselves and pursue their dreams have to jump through hoops and cut through miles of red tape to obtain an occupational license.
License requirements can include years of training, hundreds of dollars in fees and multiple exams. But these licenses don't actually make products and services better or safer.
Many jobs requiring a license shouldn’t warrant such onerous requirements, like makeup artists, shampooers or milk samplers.
It's time to cut the red tape and allow people to work without getting government permission. Tell your lawmakers to support bill HB19-1117, and reform our outdated and unnecessary occupational licensing system.