Generation Opportunity New Hampshire Celebrates Passage of Occupational Licensing Reform Legislation

New Hampshire lawmakers reduce barriers to job opportunities by removing red tape for hair braiders

By April 20, 2017Press Releases

Contact: Clay Sutton

540-236-8227 csutton@genopp.org

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April 20, 2017

Manchester, N.H. – Generation Opportunity applauded the New Hampshire Senate today for passing legislation (H.B. 82) that would reform burdensome occupational licensing requirements by declaring the practice of hair braiding to be safe and no longer requiring hair braiders to obtain an occupational license.

Generation Opportunity New Hampshire, an organization representing young people from across the state, along with Americans for Prosperity, previously delivered testimony for the record that highlights support for the legislation and the need for additional reforms to occupational licensing in New Hampshire.

Ross Connolly, Generation Opportunity New Hampshire spokesman issued the following statement:

“Generation Opportunity and Americans for Prosperity- New Hampshire commends the New Hampshire Senate on the passage of HB 82, a great step in freeing young and low income citizens from unnecessary government licenses. Occupational licensure reform gives hope to Granite Staters who only wish to pursue their American Dream, and seek a better way of life than the previous generation. It will also lower costs for consumers. It is clear that these reforms are not a partisan issue, but one of cross-aisle agreement on releasing the net holding down those with the determination to rise. We look forward to continuing the work to expand these freedoms.”

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