Governor Sununu Statement on HB 1685
Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu issued the following statement on HB 1685, establishing a statutory commission for oversight over occupational regulation:"If New Hampshire is going to be able to realize our full potential for economic growth, we need to remove unnecessary barriers to employment like the overuse of occupational licenses. This practice takes opportunity away from workers who want to start a career and employers who need to fill open positions. Requiring one-sixth of our workforce to have a license in order to get a job is excessive and it robs our citizens of the chance to pursue their dreams while leaving our employers without the qualified employees they need to be able to grow. House Bill 1685 isn't just a short-term bandage, but a long term solution to ensure that our citizens are safe and that we expand economic opportunity to every Granite Stater. I want to thank the House of Representatives for passing this pro-jobs legislation, and urge the Senate to get it to my desk."