LICENSING; GOOD MORAL CHARACTER                                         H.B. 4488 (H-4)-4492:

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House Bill 4488 (Substitute H-4 as reported without amendment)

House Bills 4489 through 4492 (as reported without amendment)

Sponsor:  Representative Brandt Iden (H.B. 4488)

               Representative Joseph N. Bellino, Jr. (H.B. 4489)

               Representative Michele Hoitenga (H.B. 4490)

               Representative Beth Griffin (H.B. 4491)

               Representative Sherry Gay-Dagnogo, M.Ed. (H.B. 4492)

House Committee:  Regulatory Reform

                             Ways and Means

Senate Committee:  Regulatory Reform




House Bill 4488 (H-4) would amend Public Act (PA) 381 of 1974, which governs occupational licensing for former offenders, to do the following:


 --    Modify provisions allowing a licensing board or agency from considering a judgment in a civil action entered against an individual or an individual's criminal conviction as evidence in determining his or her lack of good moral character.

 --    Modify a provision requiring a licensing board or agency to consider an individual's certificate of employability, if any, as evidence in the determination of an individual's good moral character.


House Bill 4489 would amend the Revised Judicature Act to specify that PA 381 would not apply in determining an applicant's good moral character for admission to the State Bar of Michigan. 


House Bills 4490, 4491, and 4492 would amend the Skilled Trades Regulation Act, the Public Health Code, and the Occupational Code, respectively, to modify those Act's definitions of "good moral character" to reflect the changes proposed by House Bill 4488 (H-4).


House Bills 4489 through 4492 are tie-barred to House Bill 4488.


MCL 338.41-338.47 (H.B. 4488)                               Legislative Analyst:  Stephen Jackson

       600.934 (H.B. 4489)

       339.5105 (H.B. 4490)

       333.16104 & 333.21755 (H.B. 4491)

       339.104 (H.B. 4492)       




The bills would have no fiscal impact on State or local government.


Date Completed:  10-1-20                                                    Fiscal Analyst:  Bruce Baker

                                                                                                           John Maxwell

                                                                                                 Elizabeth Raczkowski

                                                                                                       Michael Siracuse

This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.