HB 1685 introduced in New Hampshire would create a legislative commission to study occupational licensing and recommend reforms such that the least restrictive regulations are in place to protect consumers from harm. The Commission would be made up of three members of the House, two members of the Senate, the executive director of the Office of Professional Licensing and Certification, the commissioner of the Department of Business and Economic Affairs, and a public small business owner representative. The Commission would review all legislation to enact or modify an occupational regulation to determine if it meets the policy of using the least restrictive regulation necessary. The legislation provides guidelines for the recommendations to be made by the Commission based on the need to be addressed: protection from fraud, protection from unclean facilities, protection against damages from a transient provider, protection against imbalance of knowledge about the good or service, etc. The legislation also includes guidance and criteria for boards about disqualifying an applicant due to a criminal record.