Louisiana considers licensure bills regarding applicants with prior convictions

A bill under consideration in the Louisiana House would allow interested licensure candidates who have a prior criminal conviction to request a pre-determination from the licensing board as to whether their conviction disqualifies them from obtaining a license before they invest in school or training. The licensing board would have 45 days to make the determination, which would then be binding unless the applicant at time of application has new, pending, or previously undisclosed convictions.

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