Neville’s Occupational Licensing Reform Bill Passes Senate

DENVER – In an effort to balance government’s responsibilities of preserving public safety and providing for a free market, Senator Tim Neville (R-Littleton) has authored Senate Bill 236, which requires government agencies to both justify their regulations on occupational licensure and to implement the least burdensome restrictions possible.

SB-236 passed the Senate on third reading today with a bipartisan 21 to 14 vote.

“This bill requires government to validate the need for any specific regulation and apply only those that are necessary and least burdensome,” said Senator Neville. “Our proper role should be encouraging economic opportunity, and SB-236 allows that to happen in a way that benefits all Coloradans.”

The bill will now head to the House for consideration.

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