AFP Applauds Passage of Occupational Licensing Reform in Florida

Mar 13, 2020 by AFP

Tallahassee, FL – Americans for Prosperity-Florida (AFP-FL) today applauded the passage of legislation that deregulates a number of occupations and professions by reforming Florida’s occupational licensing laws, allowing more Floridians to find fulfilling work. The bill now goes to Gov. Desantis, who has signaled that he will sign it.

AFP-FL state director Skylar Zander released the following statement:

“The passage of this landmark occupational licensing reform bill gets us one step closer to making it easier for countless Floridians, particularly those struggling to make ends meet, to get to work in a job they love. Unfair government red tape has prevented too many people from being able to apply their skills and experience toward fulfilling employment, making it needlessly difficult, if not nearly impossible, for them to grab onto even the first rung of the economic ladder. This legislation helps unrig the economy and expands fairness for all Floridians and we enthusiastically await Gov. Desantis’ signature.”

HB 1193 was introduced by Representative Blaise Ingoglia. AFP-FL had launched a robust grassroots campaign including digital ads and direct mail in support of this legislation.

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