Final grade: D-

Exclusion Grade


Relevance Grade


Due Process Grade


Areas of Improvement

  • Require boards to consider evidence of rehabilitation and to use a directly related standard for all crimes.
  • Strengthen safeguards for due process by requiring a petition process and placing the burden of proof on the state.

With few protections for ex-offenders, Oregon received a D- for its final grade. The state’s laws do not apply to teachers.

Statute: Or. Rev. Stat. § 670.280 (2017)

Overarching ban on blanket bans Yes, but excludes teachers
Ban on considering arrest records No
Ban on considering post-conviction relief records No
Time limit No limit
Ban on vague, discretionary character standards No
Relationship between the crime and the license sought "Substantially related"
Required factors for consideration
Rehabilitation No
Time elapsed since crime was committed No
Age when crime was committed No
Employment History No
Testimonials No
Due Process
Petition Process No
Burden of Proof Both unspecified
Right to appeal No
Written notice requirement No