House Bill 124 passed 38-1-2. Who was the lone dissenter? Rich Collins.
The bill was sponsored by Rep. Ed Osienski and Sen. Jack Walsh and it 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.
The bill now heads to the Senate, where it will likely pass if it gets out of committee today, which is the last day for committee hearings in the General Assembly before this half of the 150th session ends on June 30.
WHERE IS THE BILL? Passed House 38-1-2. Now in Senate Sunset Committee 6/19/19
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 – HOUSE — Baumbach, Bennett, Bentz, Bolden, Brady, Bush, Carson, Chukwuocha, Cooke, D.Short, Dorsey Walker, Dukes, Gray, Griffith, Hensley, Jaques, K.Johnson, K.Williams, Kowalko, Longhurst, Lynn, Matthews, Michael Smith, Minor-Brown, Mitchell, Morris, Osienski, Postles, Q.Johnson, Ramone, Schwartzkopf, Seigfried, Shupe, Smyk, Spiegelman, Vanderwende, Viola, Yearick
NO VOTES – HOUSE — Collins ||| SENATE —
ABSENT – Heffernan, Briggs King