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DES MOINES, Iowa – In an inspiring act of bipartisanship, Iowa lawmakers came together today to pass occupational regulation reform that will enable barbers in Iowa to operate mobile barbershops. Previously, Iowa law prohibited entrepreneurial Iowans from operating mobile barbershops, keeping barbers from bringing their skills to underserved communities across the state.
Americans for Prosperity-Iowa State Director Drew Klein issued the following statement:
“This is a crucial first step to removing unnecessary regulations that hold individuals back from finding fulfilling work in Iowa. AFP was proud to partner with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to pass this commonsense reform. We look forward to building on this momentum to remove other unnecessary regulations that stand in the way of Iowan’s achieving their potential.”
William Burt, a barber from Waterloo, led the effort to see that this reform made it to Governor Reynold’s desk.
Burt had this to say about the passage:
“Finally, I can get to work helping underserved people in my community. I’m grateful to AFP for elevating my voice and to our lawmakers for passing this bill. I look forward to Governor Reynold’s signing this into law and getting Kut Kings Mobile Barbershop on the road.”