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Consolidation bill would axe many Ohio licensing boards

ohio_state_senateThe status of 11 licensing boards in Ohio is under threat following the submission of a bill that looks to dramatically downsize licensing in the state. Republican Senator Bill Seitz submitted the bill in response to concerns raised by a Supreme Court ruling last year that found that many of the existing boards are dominated by members of the industry they regulate. This leaves the boards open to challenges that they are concerned more with profits than the public interest. If the bill passes,  licensing of several professions in Ohio will be consolidated under three new boards and two existing ones.

Full story by Josh Sweigart for Dayton Daily News