Occupational Licensing

Libertarian Lawyers Prompt Missouri to Repeal Controversial Occupational Licensing Law

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Tim Sandefur, a senior attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation, shares some good news from the state of Missouri:

at the instigation of PLF's lawsuit, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed legislation repealing that state's oppressive licensing law for moving companies. Under the old law, a person applying for permission to operate a moving company was required to submit to a licensing scheme under which existing moving companies were given the privilege of basically vetoing the application. We challenged that law on behalf of St. Louis entrepreneur Michael Munie, and argued the case in federal district court in April. But in the meantime, state lawmakers passed legislation repealing the law, and this afternoon, Governor Nixon signed that bill, thus opening the road for economic opportunity in the Show Me State.

Good riddance to a bad law.

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