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Bill Requiring Florists To Be Licensed Shot Down In Senate Committee

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A House backed bill that would remove the requirement that florists be licensed was shot down in a Senate committee six to one. The bill was part of the governor’s licensing reform legislative agenda. Annie Taylor, a licensed florist in Scott, says floral work is more dangerous than you might think.


Floral wholesaler Audrey Lemoine says removing license requirements would flood the marketplace with cut rate work from retailers.


But Carencro Representative Julie Emerson, the bill’s sponsor, says the front end regulation is keeping people from pursing their dreams in the floral profession.


The Lafayette area Republican says the legislation was common sense, bi-partisan reform.