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Panel led by Mississippi governor to control all licensing regulations

Mississippi legislators in April joined in a growing national trend to "regulate the regulators" in charge of professional licensing by establishing a powerful panel, to be led by the governor, that will vet any regulation proposed by a licensing board.

The purpose of the measure, House Bill 1425, signed by the governor April 11, is "to ensure that occupational licensing boards and board members avoid liability under federal antitrust law."

In line with the U.S. Supreme Court's 2015 ruling (North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC), that boards dominated by "active market participants" should . . .

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