Public Hearing on Occupational Licensing
Thursday, February 4, 2016
State Capitol, Room 437

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Written testimony is linked below.

    Public Hearing: 9:30 a.m.

    Opening Remarks

    The Economic Links Between Occupational Licensing, Employment, Wages, Prices, and the Quality and Availability of Services

    The Impact of Occupational Licensing on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Upward Mobility

    • Dick Carpenter II, Ph.D., Director of Strategic Research, Institute for Justice
    • Jason Wiens*, Policy Director in Research and Policy, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

      *Mr. Wiens was unable to attend the hearing in person

    Protecting the Public Interest

    • Robert Fellmeth, Executive Director, Center for Public Interest Law, University of San Diego

    Legislative Sunrise and Sunset Review

    • Le Ondra Clark Harvey, Ph.D., Chief Consultant, Assembly Committee on Business and Professions
    • Sarah Mason, Consultant, Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development    

    Public Comment

Thursday, February 4, 2016
925 L Street, Room 175

(The Commission will consider the agenda items at approximately
12:45 p.m. The precise time will vary depending upon the testimony of witnesses and will be determined at the discretion of the chair). Members of the public will have an opportunity to make comments about Commission agenda items during the meeting.

  1. Business Meeting Minutes from November 19, 2015
  2. Project Selection
  3. Implementation
  4. Reports from the California State Auditor’s Office