SB 18 (2R) - Amend Locksmith Licenses/Raise Fee Ceiling

This bill severely limits the conditions under which a non-locksmith can open a locked door, and also triples the yearly fee for the issuance of a license or renewal from $100 to $300. Civitas believes the conservative position is that occupational licensing is an unnecessary government intrusion into industry, and primarily benefits existing professionals by raising barriers to entry. Such actions limit competition, raising prices and reducing options for consumers.