NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee legislature is considering a bill that would allow people to perform 27 different jobs without a license.
These jobs normally require a license, registration or certificate to perform.
The bill includes protections for consumers who work with those who decide to forgo the licensing.
Before work even begins, the customer would have to sign a written agreement stating that they understand the individual is not licensed and that they release them from all liability in the event something happens, except in cases where the action on the part of the individual is “intentional, willful, or malicious in conduct.”
If passed, the bill would apply to the following jobs:
- Architects, engineers, landscape architects, and interior designers;
- Funeral directors and embalmers
- Home inspectors
- Home improvement contractors
- Real estate brokers
- Land surveyors
- Soil scientists
- Individuals engaged in the application of pesticides
- Rental location agents
- Private investigators
- Polygraph examiners
- Individuals engaged with fire protection sprinkler systems
- Servicers of fire extinguishers and related equipment
- Alarm contractors
- Private protective services
- Tattoo artists
- Body piercing artist
- Real estate appraisers
- Professional employer organizations