Lawmakers in West Virginia have proposed legislation like the Occupation Licensing Consumer Choice Act. These laws would remove licensing requirements for most occupations in the state. Proponents of these laws want to remove barriers so more people can work. In reality, lowering standards creates an unreliable and untrained workforce that will ultimately hurt consumers.
License holders must stand together against this attack on their professions and occupations. Consumers must fight this attack before it adversely affects the health and safety of all West Virginians.