Dirty Dozen Laws


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. The annual Legislative session is usually the time to make new laws in the state, but a new report is recommending otherwise. Here’s a look at the statutes the Sunshine State might be better off without.

The Institute for Justice has released a report they’re calling the “Dirty Dozen.” 12 laws they think Florida should get rid of.

The D.C. based thinktank partnered with the James Madison Institute to release its report of repeals they say could help boost the economy.

Robert Sanchez commented, “We think the requirements now are excessive and they have the impact of limiting entry into a profession.

Florida laws require trade employees like barbers to spend thousands of dollars on twelve hundred hours of schooling. Shop owner, Greg Picinic isn’t entirely sold cutting that one out. “From an owners perspective an increase in available candidates to hire for jobs would be nice, however I do feel that it would create a lower price, you might see more barber shops opening up.”

The IJ report also recommends lifting restriction on cosmetologist, interior designers and beer brewers.

The ban of 64 ounce refillable beer containers called growlers is already on tap to be repealed this session. Brewers say the container is the most common one used for craft brewers around the country, just not in Florida. Justin Clark/Cigar City Brewing says
“We have packages of 32 oz. that’s legal. We have packages of 128 oz. that’s legal. The industry standard is a half gallon or 64 oz.

The House was a buzz kill for the growler bill last year. The same committee that denied the bill last year has moved it through already in 2014.

Along with barber laws and growlers, the report recommends the state ease up on overregulation on travel agents, funeral directors, and midwives.

The annual Legislative session is usually the time to make new laws in the state, but a new report is recommending otherwise. Here’s a look at the statutes the Sunshine State might be better off without.

The Institute for Justice has released a report they’re calling the “Dirty Dozen.” 12 laws they think Florida should get rid of.

The D.C. based thinktank partnered with the James Madison Institute to release its report of repeals they say could help boost the economy.

Robert Sanchez commented, “We think the requirements now are excessive and they have the impact of limiting entry into a profession.

Florida laws require trade employees like barbers to spend thousands of dollars on twelve hundred hours of schooling. Shop owner, Greg Picinic isn’t entirely sold cutting that one out. “From an owners perspective an increase in available candidates to hire for jobs would be nice, however I do feel that it would create a lower price, you might see more barber shops opening up.”

The IJ report also recommends lifting restriction on cosmetologist, interior designers and beer brewers.

The ban of 64 ounce refillable beer containers called growlers is already on tap to be repealed this session. Brewers say the container is the most common one used for craft brewers around the country, just not in Florida. Justin Clark/Cigar City Brewing says
“We have packages of 32 oz. that’s legal. We have packages of 128 oz. that’s legal. The industry standard is a half gallon or 64 oz.

The House was a buzz kill for the growler bill last year. The same committee that denied the bill last year has moved it through already in 2014.

Along with barber laws and growlers, the report recommends the state ease up on overregulation on travel agents, funeral directors, and midwives.


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