License required to repair doors? Regs spark heated debate in Arizona

It's a problem that nurses, hair stylists, and homebuilders have in common. When they move to another state, their occupational licenses may not transfer.

In a story published April 4, 2019, on Fox News:

This is actually a first-of-its-kind bill and I think it's one that's going to set the trend for a lot of other states. It's going to make Arizona a lot more competitive for people moving to the state…a lot of the licensing burdens we see nowadays are really excessive. It’s overregulation.


Stephen Slivinski, senior research fellow and DBNA (Doing Business North American) project director