Nevada generally lacks protections for ex-offenders seeking licenses to work and received failing grades in all categories. The state is one of five to earn a zero score.
In 2019, lawmakers created a petition process for ex-offenders, who can ask boards to determine if their criminal record would be disqualifying before they commit to any costly training. However, the law explicitly states that licensing agencies are “not bound” by those determinations and may rescind them “at any time,” which completely undermines the purpose behind the petition process.
Overarching ban on blanket bans
Ban on considering arrest records
Ban on considering post-conviction relief records
Ban on vague, discretionary character standards
Relationship between the crime and the license sought
Required factors for consideration
Time elapsed since crime was committed
Age when crime was committed
No (not binding)
Burden of Proof
Right to appeal
Written notice requirement
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