Today, licensing burdens reduce employment opportunities for many Floridians, cutting off rungs on the economic mobility ladder for people trying to improve their lives.
In fact, research shows that in more onerously licensed states, entrepreneurship rates are lower among low-income residents, and recidivism rates are higher for the formally incarcerated due to decreased employment opportunities.
HB 735/SB 268 would help end the practice of local Florida governments imposing additional government licensing requirements beyond state requirements. Only limited licensure requirements of certain contractor and journeyman professions licensed under the Construction Industry Licensing Board will be allowed. This prevents working Floridians from having to obtain additional local licenses, taking additional examinations, or paying additional fees to provide services in different areas of Florida.
Sign the letter to ask your lawmakers to support HB 735/SB and break barriers for Florida residents!