Policy Perspective: Options to Enhance Occupational License Portability

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The Economic Liberty Task Force addresses regulatory hurdles to job growth, entrepreneurship, innovation, and competition, with a particular focus on the proliferation of occupational licensing. The Task Force was convened in March 2017 by former Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen as her first major policy initiative for the agency. The Task Force builds on the FTC’s long history of urging policymakers to reduce or eliminate unnecessary occupational licensing requirements.