HB118 SFAT Trump 6‑1
Canterbury x. 7892
Senator Trump moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:
Eng. House Bill 118—A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §30‑1‑24; relating generally to criteria for initial licensure to engage in certain professions and occupations; regulating and making consistent the consideration of prior criminal convictions in initial licensure determinations by certain boards and licensing authorities; requiring a rational nexus between prior criminal convictions considered by certain boards and licensing authorities and the profession or occupation for which the initial licensure is sought; providing criteria for certain boards and licensing authorities to consider when determining whether a criminal conviction has a rational nexus to a profession or occupation; defining terms; eliminating offenses generally described as ones of moral turpitude from grounds for denial of an initial license to engage in certain professions and occupations absent there being a rational nexus between the underlying offense and the profession or occupation for which licensure is sought; requiring certain boards and licensing authorities to allow a previously disqualified applicant to apply for licensure after a certain period of time, with exceptions; requiring certain boards and licensing authorities to allow a potential applicant to petition the board or authority for a determination as to whether his or her criminal record precludes licensure and requiring the board or agency to provide the applicant with such determination within a certain period of time; and requiring certain boards and licensing authorities to promulgate rules.