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Tag: occupational licensing

Statehouse Alabama News
Sunset Committee endorses ending Board of Massage Therapy

Members of the Joint Interim Sunset Committee voted to recommend ending the Alabama Board of Massage Therapy on Thursday at the end of fiscal year 2024.

State Sen. Elliott to bring bill consolidating licensing boards again in 2024

Legislation that would place many state occupational licensing boards under one state office will be tried again in the 2024 legislative session, according to State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine).

Elliott Alabama News
Bill ‘streamlining’ licensing boards advances

Legislation that would create a new Occupational Licensing Boards Division within the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office passed out with a favorable report from the Senate County and Municipal Government committee on Wednesday.

Elliott Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott files bill to 'streamline' occupational licensing in Alabama; Secretary of State not fully on board

A bipartisan bill to reform occupational licensing in the state has been filed by State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine), who says the way Alabama has been handling licensing has cost people entry into the labor force.

Bureaucracy Alabama News
Gaming Alabama's occupational licensing system: How one company manages 15 boards in Alabama and why some lawmakers want to change that

Though Alabama's motto, as often stated by Gov. Kay Ivey, is "Alabama is open for business," occupational licensing is making it difficult and expensive for many workers to join the labor force in the Yellowhammer State.

Red Tape Alabama News
Report: Alabama has third-highest licensing burden in nation

Alabama has the third-highest occupational licensing burden in the country, according to a new study.

State Sen. Chris Elliott. Photo: Erica Thomas. Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott pushes to do away with 'sketchy' boards in Alabama, take serious look at grocery tax reform

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) spoke Monday at the March 2023 South Baldwin Chamber Leadership Series luncheon.

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Justin Bogie: Alabama's occupational licensing structure needs a complete overhaul

Why have so many Alabamians taken themselves out of the workforce? It is in no small part because Alabama’s government makes it much harder to start a career or change an occupation than most states.