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Committee Recommends Reducing Occupation Regulations


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The board will recommend four of the seven boards reviewed this year be eliminated.

A committee created by the 2010 Indiana General Assembly has recommended the state eliminate four licensing boards.

Regulated Occupations Evaluation Committee Chairman John Graham says the recommendations are aimed at cost-cutting and government efficiency as ordered by state lawmakers last year.

“The General Assembly has asked this commission that I‘m serving on to review all of the dozens of licensing boards that currently exist,” he says. “So this is the first seven that we‘ve reviewed and next year we‘ll review another set of them.”

The committee is reviewing 35 boards regulated the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency.

It‘s suggesting state lawmakers eliminate the Indiana Dieticians Certification Board, the Committee of Indiana Hearing Aid Dealers, the Security Guard and Private Investigators Board and the State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners.

Graham says lawmakers are set to review recommendations in the upcoming legislative session. The committee will examine another set of boards in 2012. The IPLA regulates 35 boards that oversee 70 occupations in Indiana.

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