Georgia may consider bill on criminal records

Entry to Practice, Reducing Barriers to,

A bill planned to be introduced in Georgia based on Georgia Justice Project's criminal justice reform efforts would create guidelines for licensing boards when considering applicants with a criminal record. Boards would consider time elapsed since the offense, severity of the offense, and applicability to the industry or license being sought. The bill would also expand the pre-clearance process by which applicants can determine if their record would prevent them from being licensed before they invest in education and training.

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