Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release
April 7, 2011
Contact: Whitney Ray
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Attorney General Pam Bondi Applauds House Judiciary Committee for Passage of Bill to Separate Occupational Licensing Requirements from Restoration of Civil Rights

TALLAHASSEE—Attorney General Pam Bondi applauds the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee for today’s unanimous passage of House Bill 449, sponsored by Representative Dwayne Taylor, which will separate the restoration of civil rights from the requirement to obtain an occupational license.

“This bill will help ex-felons reintegrate into society and will better protect Floridians by ensuring that occupational licenses are issued by the appropriate licensing authority based on a thorough and individualized vetting process,” stated Attorney General Bondi. “The restoration of civil rights should have no bearing on whether an individual qualifies for a particular occupational license.”