Skip to comments.Entrepreneur providing in-home service to elderly fights unconstitutional regulations
Posted on 12/13/2011 12:00:10 PM PST by inkling
PHOENIX A cancer survivor and former hospice nurses assistant is suing the Arizona Board of Cosmetology over rules she says unconstitutionally deny her the right to earn an honest living while at the same time needlessly denying services to homebound, elderly and bedridden individuals across the state.
Lauren Boice opened Angels on Earth Home Beauty, which connects the elderly, sick, and terminally ill with licensed cosmetologists. Homebound individuals desiring a haircut, manicure, or massage call Lauren, who matches them with a cosmetologist who will visit the clients home or assisted living center.
But while Laurens clients see her as a blessing, the board has made her its latest target.
Even though she neither practices cosmetology nor runs a cosmetology business, the board is compelling Lauren to obey a host of cosmetology regulations. Their edict: Open a physical salon even though Boice will never use it, or close her business for good.
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More government economic intervention on behalf of guild interests.
I wonder if a landlord could make money off ‘virtual offices’. Have a 12 by 12 room as a physical location.
See for example the current NTSB edict attempting arbitrarily to outlaw use of cell phones by drivers of autos. Unelected, unaccountable, no constitutional mandate or enumerated power, but just go ahead and do it. Dittoes the EPA and a host of others.
The bureaucracy being installed by this regime will turn out to be the greatest enemy of the American people we have ever faced.
That’s actually being done...
There’s an address with 1000’s of businesses in it.
I can’t find the story, but there was a small house that hundreds of businesses were using as their address, and the woman who lived there was making a bundle off of it.
Excellent. American ingenuity triumphs once again.
I see no earthly justification that she needs to open a physical salon. Good for her in fighting this regulation.
reinenting government - it didn’t happen under Al Gore or Newt and yet people think there is nothing but good stuff from our side of the aisle. How long have republicans held a majority in AZ? How about the congress ro ohters states? Nobody stops the unchecked growth of regulations - things that are designed to keep people out of business not to help them get into business. The invisiable hand with destroy the incompetent. Get government out of all the lsicense crap, pare it down to true safety regulations.
And there's no reason for nail-cutters or hair-cutters to be required to go through expensive training and get a state license. I've had plenty of bad haircuts from duly-credentialed hair "stylists" (with their little diplomas hanging next to the mirror).
Now, those who do go through the training, could use it as a selling point. In the end, though, I doubt it would matter to customers.
I think the state's "streamlined" things now. One license is good for both sexes (genders?), but I'm sure they doubled the fee. Asinine.
Either way, big government pays.
too right. The Bush admin would send up a budget and Danny Hastert, Tom Delay and others would increase it 15% or more. So to ask for moderates is a stupid concept - we need government not tax cutters. If someone would start saying I want the size of the gov to be equal to 2006 that would be a start.