Who’s watching the watchers? Mississippi occupational licensing boards about to get a new boss

The Mississippi House has cleared a bill that would give the governor and other senior state officials more authority over occupational licensing boards. The measure now goes to Gov. Phil Bryant for his signature.

The House approved the conference report Tuesday; the final version was hammered out during negotiations over the weekend.

The bill would create an Occupational Licensing Review Commission to be composed of the governor, the secretary of state and the attorney general.  The review commission would examine any regulation by an occupational licensing board before it could be placed on the secretary of state’s website and later adopted.

MS Watchdog
3/29/17