The Republicans have still not produced a balanced budget based upon real world numbers. Instead of doing his job as Deputy Majority Leader, Sen. Geoff Michel (R-Edina) has introducing a nutjob piece of legislation, SF380. He wants to make it more difficult for the state to prosecute or licensing bodies to censure people practicing a profession that requires a license. Like a doctor. Duh?
According to the bill, and I am not making this up – you can look it up, as Yogi Berra said – if you are charged with say, the unauthorized practice of law or medicine, all you have to do is say, “Gee, your rule that I go to law school or medical school is burdensome to me, prove why it’s necessary.”
“I beg your pardon?” replies the Board of Medical or Law Examiners.
But then the Board must prove it, and it has the burden of showing – by “clear and convincing evidence” – that the licensure is necessary to protect against “present and recognizable harm to the public health and safety, and the regulation is the least restrictive means for furthering that compelling governmental interest.”
The stupid, it hurts. Please make it stop.