View Amendment Current Amendment: 2 to Bill 295

Senators HEMBREE and CLIMER proposed the following amendment (295R004.KM.WC):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking Section 40-1-75(A)(1) and inserting:

/ "Section 40-1-75.(A)(1) A regulatory board or commission may not solely or in part deny a license to an applicant because of a prior criminal conviction, unless the criminal conviction directly relates to the duties and responsibilities of the occupation or profession for which the applicant is seeking a license. Regulatory boards and commissions are prohibited from using vague or generic terms including, but not limited to, 'moral turpitude' or 'good character', and from considering charges that have been dismissed, nol prossed, or adjudicated with a finding of not guilty as a justification for denying an applicant a license. /