People involved in our criminal justice system who finish their sentences have paid their debt to society. They deserve to live their lives in Connecticut’s communities without barriers to being happy, productive, law- abiding residents.

Providing a clear process for licensing agencies to follow when issuing licenses to people with criminal records is a good idea. But due to the confusion around what conditions the Department of Consumer Protection can apparently unilaterally impose on license applicants, this bill could pose an additional barrier to people living with a criminal record, rather than a path forward. For this reason, the ACLU-CT urges this Committee to clarify Section 2(c) of the bill and to limit the power of the Commissioner to impose conditions on license-seekers.





Bill number

HB 6445