Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Fortune Tellers

Fortune Tellers in Massachusetts must be licensed by the town in which they live, and must have lived in that town for at least one year in order to receive a license, according to MGL c.140, s.185I. Legislation removing the residency requirement has been proposed several times in recent years, but has never passed. According to Sen. Rosenberg, quoted in MassInc in 2000, "I can't think of another commercial enterprise in which you must be a resident of the community in which you plan to practice your profession. I think that's unfair and it ought to be fixed."