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Tennessee legislature gets authority to nix boards’ licensing regulations

Committees of the Tennessee legislature will begin reviewing all regulations of the state's licensing agencies that affect entry into or practice of occupations, under the state's sweeping new "Right to Earn a Living Act" (HB 2201/SB2469, now Public Chapter 1053).

Signed into law April 28 by Governor Bill Haslam, the measure allows the house of representatives' and senate's Government Operations Committees to disapprove of existing and proposed regulations and request that they be amended or repealed. Only "entry regulations" are affected—but . . .

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