HB 379 2R - Amend Veterinary Practice Act/Fees

Authorizes the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board to increase fees on veterinarians and legislatively increases one of those fees. Civitas believes the conservative position is to recognize that government professional licensing boards and commissions are largely vehicles to protect existing professionals by restricting competition and raising the costs to do business. Entrepreneurs should be free to compete without the interference and expense imposed by government commissions. The Conservative Vote Is No.