AFP-KS applauds passage of bill to eliminate burdensome regulations for cosmetology small businesses

Today, Americans for Prosperity-Kansas (AFP-KS) is applauding the final passage of SB 434 and awaits the Governor’s signature to exempt the practice of hair removal by sugaring from the definition of cosmetology.

AFP-KS State Director, Elizabeth Patton, issued the following statement:

“AFP-KS supports legislative efforts to reform burdensome occupational licensing requirements that often impede job creation. This bill exempts ‘sugaring’ from cosmetology regulations and will remove unnecessary barriers to entry for small business owners without sacrificing quality and safety.

“Eliminating unnecessary red tape for licensed professions will foster an environment where innovation and hard work are rewarded, and individuals have the freedom to pursue their livelihoods without undue government interference. We are encouraged that Kansas legislators voted in favor of this bill which champions economic freedom and opportunity and await the Governor to sign it into law.”  

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Earl Watt is the owner and publisher of the Leader & Times in Liberal, Kansas. Watt started his career in journalism in 1991 at the Southwest Daily Times. During his career, the newspaper has won a total of 17 Sweepstakes awards from the Kansas Press Association for editorial content and 18 Sweepstakes awards for advertising. Watt has been recognized with more than 70 first place awards for writing in categories from sports and column to best front pages, best sports pages and best opinion pages. Watt is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and is the descendant of several patriots who fought for America's freedom and independence.

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