Ducey orders boards and commissions to explain their existence

By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times

Gov. Doug Ducey signed an executive order Wednesday aimed at figuring out why some professional licenses exist and what barriers they may cause to jobs.

In his third executive order this year, Ducey said 27 state boards need to tell him what requirements exist for professional licenses, including training, education and fees.

And if less than half of states don’t require licenses for a given profession, a board will have to justify why licensing is needed here by saying how Arizonans would be harmed without licensure.

The executive order is part of Ducey’s ongoing efforts to lessen regulations and reel in state boards and commissions. His office has pushed bills each session to scale back boards and commissions.


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