HISTORIC OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING OVERHAUL & EXPUNGEMENT REFORMS PASS OVERWHELMINGLY IN HOUSE

Syrita Bowen News, Pennsylvania, Press

Republicans & Democrats Vote to Improve Employment Prospects and Second Chances; Lower Recidivism (Harrisburg, PA) — The Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted 193-4 in favor of House Bill 1477, a historic occupational licensing overhaul championed by Representatives Sheryl Delozier (R-88) and Jordan Harris (D-186), and unanimously for House Bill 440, a critical bill that builds on the Clean Slate Act to make expungement and clean slate more accessible to those that have been fully pardoned or acquitted, sponsored by Representatives Tedd Nesbit (R-8) and Joanna McClinton (D-191). Both pieces of legislation will break down barriers to employment for individuals impacted by the justice system, ultimately leading to lower recidivism and a stronger …