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CJR – HB124, SB43 – Criminal History’s Effect on Occupational Licenses

This post concerns a trio of bills that aim to lessen the impact of a criminal history on a potential job applicant’s eligibility for licensure in certain trades. These bill are party of the multi-bill and multi-organization Criminal Justice Reform package introduced in the last two months.

First, a bill will be sponsored at some point by Rep. Melissa Minor-Brown and Sen. Jack Walsh, that would modify the impact of a criminal record on an applicant’s eligibility for licensure by the Board of Massage and Bodywork. But since the bill hasn’t been filed yet, we can’t provide all the bill details and links that we normally do. So we will update this post when it is filed.

Second, House Bill 124, sponsored by Rep. Ed Osienski and Sen. Jack Walsh, would modify the impact of a criminal record on an applicant’s eligibility for licensure by the Board of Plumbing, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Examiners. It gives the Board discretion to grant waivers for felony convictions for crimes committed against a person where more than 3 years have elapsed, and more than 2 years have elapsed for other felonies. The Board is precluded from considering a conviction where more than 10 years have elapsed since the date of conviction.

WHERE IS THE BILL? House Sunset Committee as of 4/18/19.

DEMOCRATIC SPONSORS – Osienski, Walsh, Minor-Brown, Longhurst, Dorsey Walker, Chukwuocha, Hansen, Lockman, Paradee, Townsend, Baumbach, Cooker, Heffernan, Kowalko, Lynn, Viola,

REPUBLICAN SPONSORS – Delcollo, Yearick

YES VOTES – 

NO VOTES – 


Third, Senate Bill 43, sponsored by Sen. Walsh and Rep. Osienski, would modify the impact of a criminal record on an applicant’s eligibility for licensure by the Board of Electrical Examiners. Like HB124, the Board would now have discretion to grant waivers for felony convictions for crimes committed against a person where more than 3 years have elapsed, and more than 2 years have elapsed for other felonies. The Board is precluded from considering a conviction where more than 10 years have elapsed since the date of conviction.

WHERE IS THE BILL? Senate Sunset Committee as of 4/18/19

DEMOCRATIC SPONSORS – Walsh, Osienski, McBride, Minor-Brown, Longhurst, Dorsey Walker, Cooke, Brown, Hansen, Townsend, Baumbach, Brady, Chukwuocha, Heffernan, Jaques, K.Johnson, Kowalko, Lynn

REPUBLICAN SPONSORS – Delcollo, Yearick

YES VOTES – 

NO VOTES – 

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