The House Subcommittee on Business and Consumer Affairs proposed a significant deregulation package on Tuesday. The proposed committee bill would deregulate more than 30 professions, including auctioneers, employee leasing companies, home inspectors, professional geologists, motor vehicle repair shops, and sellers of travel. A parade of representatives of professions slated for deregulation argued for the committee to exclude their profession from the bill. Many of the arguments against deregulation involved ensuring a minimal level of professional competence and protecting the public. Notwithstanding the significant opposition by various stakeholders, the bill was reported favorably by the committee on a party-line vote.