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North Carolina– HB 770 (Licensing)
Issue: Occupational Licensing and Criminal History; Apprenticeships and Education
Affects: Licensing Criteria in relation to criminal history and apprenticeships
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Bill Summary: This bill pertains to occupational licensing and the license applicant’s criminal history. In determining the applicant’s criminal history and whether or not it will affect the applicant obtaining a license, the licensing authority shall make their decision based on the following factors:
If an applicant was granted a Certificate of Relief, then the certificate must be considered favorably by the board.
An occupational licensing board shall take into consideration apprenticeships and education/trainings when determining licenses. The board shall grant a license to any applicant who completes an apprenticeship approved by the State and who passes a licensing examination.
Status: This bill was signed by the Governor July 8, 2019 with an effective date of October 1, 2019.