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.

Sponsors

Shott, Foster, Kessinger, Pushkin

Status

Vetoed by governor

Session

2019

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