This appendix provides additional resources for policymakers interested in creating a sunrise process or improving an existing one.
Good Sunrise Reports
IJ has selected a few examples of sunrise reports that rigorously evaluate proposed regulations. These reviews of diverse occupations deeply investigate whether the unregulated practice of occupations is harming the public and thoughtfully weigh the proposed regulations’ costs and benefits. Critically, they also recommend the least restrictive, most narrowly tailored regulation necessary to protect public health and safety—including no new regulation. (For our full collection of reports, see Reports and Data Downloads.)
IJ has developed model legislation—the Occupational Licensing Review Act—that legislators can use to enact a sunrise review process that effectively balances public safety and economic opportunity.