A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE THAT OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING BOARDS CONSIDER CERTAIN FACTORS BEFORE DENYING LICENSES TO APPLICANTS WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE. Enacted April 9, 2013. Effective July 1, 2013.
Summary date: Apr 11 2013 - More information
Summary date: Mar 27 2013 - More information
House amendment makes the following changes to the 2nd edition. Changes the effective date from when the act becomes law to July 1, 2013, and applies to applications for licensure submitted on or after that date.
Summary date: Mar 4 2013 - More information
Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.
Amends GS 93B-8.1(b) to add written documents, including character references, to the factors that may be considered by a board when deciding whether to deny a license because of an applicant's criminal conviction or commission of a crime involving fraud or moral turpitude. Further amends GS 93B-8.1 to provide that the section does not apply to the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the NC Sheriff's Education and Training Standards Commission.
Summary date: Jan 31 2013 - More information
Enacts new GS 93B-8.1 as the title indicates. Provides definitions for the following terms as they apply in this section: (1) applicant, (2) board, (3) criminal history records, and (4) licensee.
Prohibits an occupational licensing board (board), as defined in GS 93B-1, from automatically denying licensure because of an applicant's criminal record, unless the law governing the particular licensing board provides otherwise. Identifies factors that a board authorized to deny a license to an applicant based on an applicant's criminal record must consider in determining whether to deny a license to an applicant.
Authorizes a board to deny a license to an applicant who refuses to consent to a criminal history check or the use of fingerprints or other identifying information required by the State or National Repositories of Criminal Histories.
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