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Governor restructures state boards via executive order

By executive order December 2, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin folded five different licensing agencies into two ones in his quest to streamline state government and reduce board members' liability exposure. All part of Bevin's Red Tape Reduction Initiative, the newly formed Department of Professional Licensing and Kentucky Real Estate Authority were created to replace the Office of Occupations and Professions and four separate real estate boards. The changes transfer regulatory authority to the new department to protect board members from the threat of antitrust liability.

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