South Carolina: bill to ease licensing barriers for justice-impacted people

Entry to Practice, Reducing Barriers to,

A bill passed in the South Carolina Legislature would prohibit state licenisng agencies from denying an application for licensure based on an applicant's prior criminal conviction without first allowing the applicant to appear at an application hearing to determine the applicant's fitness for teh occupation or profession. If an application is subsequently denied, the board must submit a final written order stating the grounds for denial. The bill also eliminates vague licenisng requirement terms such as "moral turpitude" and "good character."

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