This bill changes licensing requirements across a broad array of professions. It prohibits denying a license for a criminal background or for a history of crimes of “moral turpitude” and instead requires a rational basis between the crime and the occupation in order to deny licensing. This is an important step in re-entry, ensuring that people who already have occupational skills are not unnecessarily barred from their occupation because of over-broad blanket prohibitions.
Business Licenses for Ex-Offenders - HB 2486
Shott, Foster, Kessinger, Pushkin
Vetoed by governor