Liberty and Freedom
Isn't the current system of building permits, architect licensure, building codes, electrical inspection, plumbing inspection, construction inspection, Township zoning, Zoning Board of Appeals ad nauseum enough?
This will just raise the cost of construction and the cost of hiring construction workers. It will also increase State spending; we'll need a Construction Board of Licensing, License Inspectors, and Board staff, all State (read taxpayer) funded...
From Michigan Votes:
Please note that the following legislative actions have been taken.
Senate Bill 213 (Mandate carpenter licensure )
Introduced by Sen. Randy Richardville (R) on February 11, 2009, to prohibit a person from earning money as a carpenter on a commercial structure or as a carpentry contractor unless he or she is granted a state license. The bill would impose testing, training, license and testing fees, and apprenticeship standards. To qualify for a license a carpenter would need to have at least 6,000 hours of experience over at least four years under the direct supervision of a licensed carpenter contractor.