Introduced by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on April 30, 2013 To prohibit the state or local governments from imposing a form of occupational licensure, registration, certification, bond-posting, inspection mandate or other restriction on an individual seeking to perform a lawful occupation, if it is more restrictive than required for public health and safety. Instead, governments would be allowed only to impose the “least restrictive” burden required for public health and safety. Individuals would have a right to sue if an occupational regulation excessively burdens their right to earn a living in a lawful occupation. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on April 30, 2013