Criminal records; effect of criminal convictions on licensure, data to be included in report.
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation; effect of criminal convictions on licensure; data to be included in biennial report. Provides for consideration of certain factors to be made by any regulatory board through an individualized assessment prior to denying an application for licensure, certification, or registration for any occupation or profession regulated by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation where such denial was made in whole or in part upon the existence of the applicant's criminal record. The provisions of the bill do not become effective unless reenacted by the 2023 Session of the General Assembly, and the bill requires, beginning July 1, 2025, the Department to include certain data related to the criminal history of applicants to each regulatory board in its biennial report. This bill is identical to SB 409 and contains technical amendments.
Bill Patron: Coyner
(House) Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022 March 22, 2022
(Senate) Signed by President March 21, 2022
(Governor) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0382) March 11, 2022