Comments: IL SB2053 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Criminal Identification Act. Requires that applications for certification, registration, and licensure must contain specific language that states that the applicant is not obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest and prohibits entities authorized to grant professional licenses, certifications, and registrations from asking if an applicant has had records sealed or expunged. Provides that certain sealed or impounded felony records shall not be disseminated in connection with an application for a professional or business license, registration, or certification, except specified health care worker licenses. Amends various professional licensing Acts with the following changes: Provides that the licensing agency must find that a license applicant has not committed certain acts or has been sufficiently rehabilitated to approve the application. Provides that the licensing agency shall not require applicants to report certain criminal history information and the licensing agency shall not consider the information. Requires the licensing agency to consider certain mitigating factors and evidence of rehabilitation for license applicants. Requires the licensing agency, upon denial of a license, to provide the applicant certain information concerning the denial. Provides that on May 1 of each year, the licensing agency shall prepare, publicly announce, and publish certain statistical information. Makes other changes. Effective January 1, 2018.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-08-04 - Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments [SB2053 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

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