Martinez Licensing Executive Order is a Win for the Latino Community
Albuquerque, N.M.—Today, The LIBRE Initiative praised Governor Susana Martinez for signing an executive order that places regulatory restraints on occupational licensing requirements in the state. The executive order directs licensing boards to review all existing occupational licensing requirements in the state and provides that boards must supply additional justification to maintain an existing license if that license is required in only a minority of the 50 states. It encourages licensing boards to consider alternatives to licensing requirements where possible. New Mexico is considered to be among the states with more stringent licensing requirements. According to the non-profit Institute for Justice, the state has had the 9th most burdensome licensing regime in the country.
Daniel Garza, President of The LIBRE Initiative, released the following statement: