LAS VEGAS— Nevada is the worst state in the U.S. when it comes to the number of jobs requiring a license and the number of hurdles for job seekers to overcome to get a license, even for low-paying occupations, according to the Institute for Justice.

Leaders and advocates across the political spectrum are highlighting Nevada’s occupational licensing challenges, including the ACLU of Nevada and Gov. Joe Lombardo, who took action on occupational licensing issues right away upon taking office.

Assembly Bill 363, sponsored by Assemblywoman Brittney Miller, seeks to provide guidelines to licensing boards about when and how they may consider an applicant’s past and will attempt to get more Nevadans back to work. The bill is scheduled for a hearing at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday before the Assembly Committee on Commerce and Labor.



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