Legislation would prevent boards and commissions from automatically denying licenses based on criminal histories, but the Commonwealth should further reform some burdensome regulations imposed on certain occupations.
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a series of bills in Michigan that would increase transparency requirements on licensing authorities and limit the ability of licensing agencies to deny a license for a past criminal offense.
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a bill in Texas that would end the use of student loan default or breach of a student loan repayment or scholarship as grounds for nonrenewal of a professional or occupational license.
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a bill in Rhode Island that would allow physician assistants to care for patients without being directly supervised by medical doctors, dramatically improving their ability to provide care.
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses a bill in Florida that would either loosen or eliminate occupational licensing requirements imposed by more than 23 professional licensing boards.