Bill would abolish Arkansas Barber Board, no license or education required to cut hair


Shutting people out of industries with occupational licensing has become far to common in the United States.

(From KATV)

Senate Bill 410, sponsored by Republican Sen. John Cooper (R-Jonesboro) would repeal the Arkansas barber law and abolish the State Board of Barber Examiners.

The bill stemmed from Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s initiative to have the Red Tape Reduction Working Group study how occupational licenses regulations create “unnecessary barriers to labor market entry.”

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