Chicago was’t mentioned, but for sure we have our problems, starting with a $200 street vendor’s license to play music or sell goods to support charities. I’m surprised they haven’t gone after Girl Scout cookies and Boy Scout popcorn and put a tax on that!
#1 Private Investigator’s License
The state of Texas now requires every new computer repair technician to obtain a private investigator’s license. In order to receive a private investigator’s license, an individual must either have a degree in criminal justice or must complete a three year apprenticeship with a licensed private investigator. If you are a computer repair technician that violates this law, or if you are a regular citizen that has a computer repaired by someone not in compliance with the law, you can be fined up to $4,000 and you can be put in jail for a year.
#2 Business Privilege License… For Bloggers
The city of Philadelphia now requires all bloggers to purchase a $300 business privilege license. The city even went after one poor woman who had earned only $11from her blog over the past two years.
#3 Funeral Director License for Monks
The state of Louisiana says that monks must be fully licensed as funeral directors and actually convert their monasteries into licensed funeral homes before they will be allowed to sell their handmade wooden caskets.