Governor Reeves on Universal Occupational Licensing Act: “Mississippi is open for business” | Mississippi Politics and News

Reeves highlights HB 1263, the Universal Recognition of Occupational Licensing Act in Mississippi.

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves held a press conference on Tuesday to highlight the Universal Recognition of Occupational Licensing Act, a measure he says will reduce bureaucracy and red tape for businesses and be a win for the state’s economy. 

Governor Reeves was joined by the author of the bill, State Rep. Becky Currie, along with State Sen. Kevin Blackwell, President and CEO of Mississippi Center for Public Policy Douglas Carswell, and Executive Director of Accelerate MS Ryan Miller. The group discussed the economic impact HB 1263 will have on Mississippi.

The new law will allow individuals who hold occupational licensing, in good standing, in other states to move to and work in Mississippi without additional testing or licensing requirements.

Mississippi is one of the first states in the U.S. to pass legislation to allow universal licensing…

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