Final grade: C
Due Process Grade
- Bans boards from using vague standards like “good character” or “moral turpitude” to disqualify applicants.
- Created a predetermination petition process for ex-offenders.
Areas of Improvement
- Block boards from considering arrest records and old convictions.
- Require boards to use the more stringent “directly related” standard.
In 2020, Idaho enacted its first overarching law to protect ex-offenders who want a license to work, earning a C for its final grade.
Idaho Code: §§ 67-9410 to 67-9411
|Overarching ban on blanket bans||Yes|
|Ban on considering arrest records||No|
|Ban on considering post-conviction relief records||No|
|Time limit||No limit|
|Ban on vague, discretionary character standards||Yes|
|Relationship between the crime and the license sought||"Currently relevant"|
|Required factors for consideration|
|Time elapsed since crime was committed||Yes|
|Age when crime was committed||No|
|Burden of Proof||Both unspecified|
|Right to appeal||No|
|Written notice requirement||No|