Florida has the 5th highest burdensome regulatory environment.
Occupational licenses are government permission slips that keep too many Floridians from entering the workforce.
Licenses often come with red tape that is too burdensome for people to cut through. This can include training requirements that are unnecessary, expensive and time-consuming.
These permission slips keep Floridians who don't have means and resources from working jobs for which they are otherwise qualified.
It costs the average worker OVER 690 days and over $300 to acquire an occupational license just to get a job.
Fortunately, Florida lawmakers can team up with you and Gov. Ron DeSantis to help cut red tape and give Floridians the best chance to find meaningful work.
AFP-FL will bring activists to Tallahassee throughout the legislative session to speak up for legislative proposals that would help reduce barriers and curb occupational licensing laws.
- Ben Albritton (SB 474) and Rep. Blaise Ingoglia (HB 1193) addresses overregulation over a number of industries and would allow health care practitioners to work and keep their licenses in event they could default on their student loans.
- Senators Keith Perry (SB 1336) and Michael Grant (HB 3) would preempt additional occupational licensing regulations away from localities to the State to ensure equal application of the law across the state.
- Manny Diaz (SB 1124) and Rep. Paul Renner (HB 707) would require all occupational licensing go under review over a four-year period and require that changes be approved by legislature or else sunset.
Send lawmakers a message and urge them to re-evaluate current government licensing restrictions and cut the red tape!