Josh T. Smith, Research Manager at the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University, testified before the Colorado House Business Affairs and Labor Committee on February 13, 2019.
The committee convened to discuss HB 1117, a bill that would make policy changes to Colorado’s occupational licensing laws.
Smith’s remarks and accompanying testimony (see pdf) outline the current academic research surrounding occupational licensing across states, along with his overall findings that licensing does little to protect consumers, limits opportunities, and raises costs.
CGO scholars and fellows frequently comment on a variety of topics for the popular press. The views expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Center for Growth and Opportunity or the views of Utah State University.