Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release
“I am glad to have had the opportunity to meet with Mr. Howard and Mr. Landry. While our opinions on the restoration of civil rights differ, I believe that constructive dialogue is an important part of the process to improve the restoration of civil rights rules.
“I believe both parties can agree that we would like to do what we can to ensure that occupational licensure is not tied to the restoration of civil rights. In my view, the clemency process is a poor substitute for ensuring public safety through a personalized, thorough vetting of an applicant by the appropriate licensing authority.”