Business Meeting

Feb 04
Business Meeting
at approximately 12:45 p.m., 925 L Street, Room 175, Sacramento, CA
Business Meeting
  • Agenda


    Business Meeting
    Thursday, February 4, 2016
    925 L Street, Room 175
    Sacramento, CA 

    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
  • Public Notice


    February 3, 2016

    For Additional Information Contact:
    Carole D’Elia, Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125

    Notice of Meeting
    (Revised Witness List)

    On Thursday, February 4, 2016, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct a public hearing on occupational licensing in California. The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Room 437 of the State Capitol in Sacramento.

    At this introductory hearing, the Commission will examine the economic linkages between occupational licensing and consumer prices, wages and employment and service quality and availability. Commissioners also will learn about the effects of occupational licensing on upward mobility, entrepreneurship and innovation. Finally, the Commission will consider the nexus between public interest and occupational licensing, and the legislative sunrise and sunset review processes that govern occupational licensing in California.

    At the hearing, the Commission will first hear from Dr. Morris Kleiner, from the University of Minnesota, who will discuss the economic impacts of occupational licensing. The director of strategic research for the Institute for Justice then will discuss how occupational licensing affects upward mobility. Following them, to speak to protecting the public interest, will be the executive director of the Center for Public Interest Law at the University of San Diego. The final panel will feature consultants from the state’s Assembly Business and Professions Committee and the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee. They will discuss the mechanics of the sunrise and sunset review processes.

    There will be an opportunity for public comment at the end of the hearing. The Commission also encourages written comments. Immediately following the hearing, the Commission will hold a business meeting in in Room 175 at 925 L Street in Sacramento.

    All public notices for meetings are on the Commission’s website, If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact Commission Executive Director Carole D’Elia at (916) 445-2125 or by Thursday, January 28, 2016.