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Appeals Court Won't Revive Lawsuit Challenging Talent Agencies ActCalifornia Advances PBM Licensing and “Transparency” Law | The ...Lawyer Arrested for Role in Gun License SchemeTennessee Reins In Horse Massage Licensing LawsCalifornia Set To Harmonize Recreational And Medical Marijuana LawsWe Need a License To . . . Be a Charity? North Carolina's Charitable Licensing Requirement and ExemptionsOnce celebrated, special driver's licenses stir anxiety among ...Nurse licensing laws block treatment for opioid addictionInterstate doctor licensing finally takes effect to boost rural health care, cut costsGiving driver's licenses to those here illegally transformed many lives. Then came TrumpSometimes there ought not be a lawState Lawmakers Pass Bill for Two-Tier Licensing to Meet Federal RequirementsNurse Licensing Laws Block Treatment for Opioid AddictionIf you fly, you might want to get a new driver's license soonMidwives must be licensed under new law

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DRT marijuana licensing bill to move forward this week
The Guam Daily Post (press release) (registration)March 26, 2017

The freshman senator plans to introduce legislation this week that will amend the medical marijuana law with regulations on the issuance of business licenses for manufacturers and cultivators at the Department of Revenue and Taxation. Licenses are ...more »

Haverstraw becomes latest town to join 'no-knock' trend
The Journal News | LoHud.comApril 4, 2017

Haverstraw already had a law on the books requiring door-to-door solicitors to purchase licenses, as well as a law requiring solicitors to respect do-not-knock signs. The amendment expands on the no-knock signs to include small decals, which the town ...more »

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Appeals Court Won't Revive Lawsuit Challenging Talent Agencies Act
Hollywood ReporterApril 25, 2017

The National Conference of Personal Managers is again out of luck after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday affirmed the dismissal of the group's lawsuit targeting California's Talent Agencies Act. The law requires that only licensed agents ...more »

California Advances PBM Licensing and “Transparency” Law | The ...
The National Law ReviewApril 25, 2017

Last week, the California Assembly Committee on Business and Professions voted in favor of Assembly Bill 315. AB 315 seeks to amend the California Business ...more »

Lawyer Arrested for Role in Gun License Scheme
New York Law Journal (registration)April 25, 2017

A Manhattan attorney who once worked as a prosecutor and three former New York City police officers were arrested Tuesday in a federal gun licensing probe described by authorities as a scam in which police employees traded speedy handling of gun ...more »

Tennessee Reins In Horse Massage Licensing Laws
Reason (blog)April 25, 2017

Assuming Haslam signs the bill, this is a small victory in an ongoing fight against onerous licensing laws that serve little or no purpose in protecting public health and safety. The worrying thing is that the temporary nature of the bill could open ...more »

California Set To Harmonize Recreational And Medical Marijuana Laws
Above the LawApril 24, 2017

Other states that legalized and regulated both medical and recreational cannabis have taken a variety of approaches to handling these two somewhat different industries, ranging from dual regulation and licensing to essentially snuffing out medical ...more »

We Need a License To . . . Be a Charity? North Carolina's Charitable Licensing Requirement and Exemptions
The National Law ReviewApril 24, 2017

It's that last piece of your success story that probably nailed you on the license requirement. North Carolina law requires most charities to obtain a license to raise funds within this state. There is an exemption for certain charities which raise ...more »

Once celebrated, special driver's licenses stir anxiety among ...
OregonLive.comApril 24, 2017

Fear of the Trump administration's approach toward illegal immigrants grows among those who have special driver's licenses in California.more »

Nurse licensing laws block treatment for opioid addiction
PBS NewsHourApril 23, 2017

... people who need it, and governors and lawmakers do as well, scope of practice laws are not likely to be changed overnight just because of the opioid epidemic,” Kopanos said. This story was produced by Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable ...more »

Interstate doctor licensing finally takes effect to boost rural health care, cut costs
La Crosse TribuneApril 23, 2017

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact was launched April 7, after five years of lobbying, negotiations and rules drafting among health systems and states, as well as passing muster to become law in 18 states so far. Proposed laws also are moving ...more »

Giving driver's licenses to those here illegally transformed many lives. Then came Trump
Los Angeles TimesApril 22, 2017

Leticia Aceves remembers the fear of that first drive alone. She was pregnant and in the country illegally with no driver's license, and little grasp of English or California's traffic laws. She had a doctor's appointment, so she drove her Volkswagen ...more »

Sometimes there ought not be a law
OCRegisterApril 22, 2017

Over time, laws can accumulate, outlasting any rational purpose, requiring repeal. Sometimes there ought not be a law. That's the spirit of Senate Bill 247, a bill that aims to eliminate unnecessary occupational licensing laws that stop qualified ...more »

State Lawmakers Pass Bill for Two-Tier Licensing to Meet Federal Requirements
Centralia ChronicleApril 22, 2017

With final passage of the measure, lawmakers end a multiyear struggle over how to best comply with the REAL ID Act, a 2005 federal law that requires state driver's licenses and ID cards to have security enhancements and be issued to people who can ...more »

Nurse Licensing Laws Block Treatment for Opioid Addiction
Route FiftyApril 22, 2017

Tens of thousands more nurse practitioners and physician assistants could be helping, too, by applying for a federal license to prescribe the potentially life-saving medicine. But laws in more than half the states are likely to prevent nurses from ...more »

If you fly, you might want to get a new driver's license soon
The Bellingham HeraldApril 21, 2017

With final passage of the measure, lawmakers end a multiyear struggle over how to best comply with the REAL ID Act, a 2005 federal law that requires state driver's licenses and ID cards to have security enhancements and be issued to people who can ...more »

Midwives must be licensed under new law
Spartan NewsroomApril 21, 2017

LANSING — Michigan midwife associations were pleased when Gov. Rick Snyder signed new midwife licensing legislation into law at the beginning of the year. Midwives are trained to assist women in childbirth. They help with delivery as well as provide ...more »

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