Introduced by Rep. Beth Griffin (R) on June 6, 2018 To limit the use of criminal records to determine whether an individual is eligible to get an occupational license mandated by the state, which is required to earn a living in many health care related professions. Specifically, a licensing board or agency could not consider past civil judgments or lawsuits against an individual as evidence of a “lack of good moral character;” and also could not consider a criminal conviction, in and of itself, as conclusive evidence of this, unless the individual was convicted of a felony that is explicitly listed in statute as a disqualifying offense for the particular license. This is part of a legislative package comprised of House Bills 6110 to 6113; see also House Bill 6114. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on June 6, 2018
Reported in the House on October 2, 2018 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.