03/27/19 -- HCS HB 472 -- Various occupational licensing reforms

Bill Number: 
HCS HB 472
Bill Purpose: 
Various occupational licensing reforms
Date of Vote: 
03/27/19
My Vote: 
Yes
Explanation: 

HCS HB 472, introduced by Representative Derek Grier (Republican - District 100) does a variety of things related to occupational licensing reform:

  • It incorporated the "Fresh Start Act" from HCS HB 564 that I wrote about previously.
  • Incorporates HB 470, which I wrote about also.
  • Slightly lowers the number of hours of training needed to obtain a cosmetology license.
  • Removes the age requirements to obtain a plumber's license.

For the same reasons that I supported HCS HB 564 and HB 470, I was pleased to vote "yes" on this bill as well.