TALLAHASSEE, Fla –Attorney General Pam Bondi issued the following statement
after testifying before the House Governmental Operations Subcommittee in
support of House Bill 449 by Representative Dwayne Taylor. House Bill 449
passed the House committee unanimously.
“Licensing decisions should be based on the licensing agency’s
individualized review of the applicant’s qualifications and background.
“The removal of any link between civil rights restoration and licensing
will both promote public safety and give released felons an opportunity to
earn a living and reintegrate into society.
“I would like to thank Representative Taylor for filing legislation that
would remove this link between civil rights restoration and licensing.”
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