Whereas the platform of the Libertarian Party of Georgia states that we oppose occupational and other licensing laws that infringe on the right of every person to earn an honest and peaceful living through the free and voluntary exchange of goods and services or treat it as a state-granted privilege; and,
Whereas on March 27, 2023 the Georgia Senate passed Senate Resolution 85 creating the Senate Occupational Licensing Study Committee; and,
Whereas in July 2023 members of the Executive Committee of the Libertarian Party of Georgia submitted an open letter to the Senate Occupational Licensing Study Committee, expressing their stance on the reduction and elimination of occupational licensing requirements for various professions; and,
Whereas we support reforms that fall short of our own recommendations so long as they are moving policy towards our ultimate goal; and,
Whereas the Lt. Governor and Senate leadership have publicly announced their intention to reduce occupational licensing burdens in the upcoming legislative session through what they have entitled “the red tape rollback”;
Therefore, be it resolved, that the Libertarian Party of Georgia commends the efforts of the Georgia General Assembly in its intention to reduce and eliminate requirements for occupational licensing.
== UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED BY THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF GEORGIA EXECUTIVE COMMITEE ON 11/13/23 ==