The House State and Local Government Committee has held hearings reviewing the occupational licenses in the state. The purpose is to determine if the state is "license happy" and burdening businesses.
The committee continued its review with a hearing on September 20 where they heard testimony from several agencies and boards, including the Ohio Department of Agriculture. ODA staff testified about a number of license/certifications the department administers, include the commercial applicator license. On October 17, the committee took testimony from the public on these respective licenses and OhioPLANT submitted written testimony in support of the commercial applicator program. You may read the testimony here.