Connecticut is making strides toward eliminating collateral consequences of criminal records, but to achieve this goal, the state cannot continue to impose new collateral consequences on people trying to build satisfying and stable lives.

Why criminal convictions should block innovators from bringing new services or products to market in Connecticut is unclear – probably because there is no articulable reason. If there are genuine concerns about public safety, a broadly sweeping background check mandate that seems to prevent people with records from accessing the regulatory sandbox program is not the correct approach. Rather, an individualized assessment would.



Bill number

HB 5761


Needs amendments