Rhode Island

Rhode Island

Final grade: B

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Ban on vague, discretionary character standards No, but the state repealed disqualifying based on crimes of moral turpitude for multiple licenses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