Deregulation of Licensed Landscape Architect and Forester Occupations
At this point this is only proposed and there hasn’t been a Bill introduced that would deregulate these occupations. MNLA is working to stop this.
Office of Regulatory Reform Aims To Deregulate 18 Occupations
April 16, 2012
The administration of Governor Rick Snyder is proposing the deregulation of 18 occupations and the elimination of nine occupational boards.
The recommendations from the Office of Regulatory Reinvention are part of the administration's ongoing advisory rules committee process and many of them will require the Legislature to pass bills to implement.
Overall, the report contains 63 recommendations to improve the state's occupational licensing and regulatory practices.
"According to a 2007 study, Michigan is the sixth most heavily-regulated state with respect to occupational licensing," Director Steven Hilfinger of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs said in a statement. "This study found that for each occupation that a state regulated, that occupation would experience a decrease in the rate of job growth by 20 percent on average."
The 18 occupations recommended for deregulation are:
· Community Planner
· Consumer Finance Services
· Dieticians & Nutritionists
· Forensic Polygraph Examiner
· Immigration Clerical Assistant
· Insurance Solicitor
· Interior Designer
· Landscape Architect
· Professional Employer Organizations
· Proprietary School Solicitors
· Respiratory Care
· Security Alarm Contractors
· Speech Pathologist
· Vehicle Protection Product Warrantor
The nine occupational boards recommended for elimination are:
· Board of Acupuncture
· Board of Auctioneers
· Board of Carnivals & Amusement Rides
· Board of Dietetics & Nutrition
· Board of Occupational Therapy
· Board of Respiratory Care
· Board of Speech Language Pathology
· Osteopathic Medicine Advisory Board
· Ski Area Safety Board
From Gongwer News Service, April 16, 2012.