Current Status of Lawsuit: The Beacon Center was victorious as the state legislature temporarily repealed the licensing requirement for animal massage. Stowe v. Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners The Story Have you ever worried that the government would swoop in one day and take away your livelihood? Or demand you immediately shut down the business you... READ MORE
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The Dirty Dozen: Makeup Artist
Tennessee believes to be truly qualified to put makeup on others, you need to spend 750 hours in a classroom.
The Dirty Dozen: Barber/Cosmetologist
This inconsistency between two very similar occupations speaks to the arbitrary nature of these regulations.
The Dirty Dozen: Auctioneer
For such fast talkers, the process of becoming an auctioneer is a slow one.
Spotlighting Success: Marshall Shanks
Let’s let Marshall’s story serve as a reminder of all the potential that is yet to be unleashed in our state.
The Dirty Dozen: Security Alarm Installer
Let’s ask ourselves “How can we accomplish the goal of public safety?” Not “How can we make it harder for people to get a job?”
The Dirty Dozen: Locksmith
To be a locksmith in Tennessee, an individual must pay the government $100, take 30 hours of education, and possess two years of experience.
The Dirty Dozen: Hair Braider
Lawmakers should follow suit with the shampooing license repeal and free hair braiders from needing government permission.
The Dirty Dozen: Animal Massage Therapist
Our lawmakers must seek a full repeal of the mandate that animal massage professionals also be licensed vets.
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