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HB 2356: Reducing barriers to professional licensure for individuals with previous criminal convictions

Individuals will not be prevented from obtaining a professional license due to a prior criminal conviction which does not directly relate to the profession. Applicants may submit a preliminary application for licensure to the appropriate authority. The authority may charge up to $100 for this application, and must respond in writing within six months with their determination. The authority may advise on action the individual may take to remedy disqualifications.


Substitute Bill:

Creates a preliminary application process for professional licenses, administered by the Department of Licensing for a person with criminal conviction to obtain a determination of whether the individual’s criminal history will disqualify the individual from obtaining an professional license.