Posted February 19, 2019 in News, Testimony

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.

Josh T. SmithResearch Manager at the Center for Growth and Opportunity