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Florida Governor Announces Occupational Licensing Reform Agenda to Increase Professional Opportunities

Oct. 9, 2019, 8:57 PM

The Florida Governor Oct. 8 announced a new occupational licensing reform agenda to increase professional opportunity for excise tax purposes. The governor announced: 1) support for a comprehensive bill to limit or remove unnecessary occupational licensing requirements for professions that require licensure from the Department of Business and Professional Regulation; 2) the need for a global licensing bill that would allow an individual’s occupational license in a certain county to be valid in all other counties; 3) support for a bill to sunset occupational licenses, requiring the state legislature to regularly authorize or remove each license; and 4) the launch...

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