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HB 629 - Student apprentice registration

HB 629 - Student apprentice registration

Phil Haunschild
March 2, 2018

Bill description: HB 629 would allow high school students to participate in construction courses without requiring them to register as an apprentice with the state Division of Building Safety.

Rating: +1

Does it increase barriers to entry into the market? Examples include occupational licensure, the minimum wage, and restrictions on home businesses. Conversely, does it remove barriers to entry into the market? 

Some Idaho high schools offer home-building courses, where students can try their hand at electrical, HVAC, or plumbing work. HB 629 would allow students in such courses to perform trade work without having to register with the Division of Building Safety as apprentices. By allowing students to perform this work without the burden of these registrations, HB 629 will allow a greater number of students to gain hands-on skills by engaging in actual construction trades.


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