Introduced House Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Occupational licensing and criminal conduct. Provides, subject to certain statutes, that a license, certification, permit, or certificate of registration (license) that an individual is required by law to hold to engage in a business, profession, or occupation may not be denied, revoked, or suspended solely because the applicant has been convicted of an offense. Provides that a license applicant's or holder's conviction may be considered to determine if the applicant or holder should currently be entrusted to serve the public in a specific capacity. Allows a board, commission, or committee to suspend, deny, or revoke a license issued under the Occupational licensing and criminal conduct. Provides, subject to certain statutes, that a license, certification, permit, or certificate of registration (license) that an individual is required by law to hold to engage in a business, profession, or occupation may not be denied, revoked, or suspended solely because the applicant has been convicted of an offense. Provides that a license applicant's or holder's conviction may be considered to determine if the applicant or holder should currently be entrusted to serve the public in a specific capacity. Allows a board, commission, or committee to suspend, deny, or revoke a license issued under the professional licensing laws solely based on the conviction of a felony that has a direct bearing on the practitioner's ability to continue to practice competently or that demonstrates that the practitioner is a threat or may cause harm to the public. Makes a technical correction. ... View more