Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Criminal Identification Act. Requires that applications for certification, registration, and licensure must contain specific language that states that the applicant is not obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest and prohibits entities authorized to grant professional licenses, certifications, and registrations from asking if an applicant has had records expunged or sealed. Provides that certain sealed or impounded felony records shall not be disseminated in connection with an application for a professional or business license, registration, or certification, except specified health care worker licenses. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that the Director of Insurance must find that a resident insurance producer or public adjuster applicant has not committed certain acts or has been sufficiently rehabilitated to approve the application. In provisions concerning license denial, nonrenewal, or revocation for conviction of a felony, allows the Director to issue a license with monitoring requirements and provides for an exception if an individual demonstrates to the Director sufficient rehabilitation to warrant the public trust. Provides that the Department of Insurance shall not require applicants to report certain criminal history information and the Department shall not consider the information. Requires the Department to consider certain mitigating factors and evidence of rehabilitation for license applicants. Requires the Department, upon denial of a license, to provide the applicant certain information concerning the denial. Provides that on May 1 of each year, the Department shall prepare, publicly announce, and publish certain statistical information. Effective January 1, 2018.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the introduced bill with the following changes: In provisions amending the Criminal Identification Act providing that employers may not ask if an applicant has had records expunged or sealed, removes entities authorized to grant professional licenses, certifications, or registrations. Removes provisions concerning retention and release of sealed records. In provisions amending the Illinois Insurance Code concerning information the Director of Insurance and Department of Insurance shall not require from insurance producer or public adjuster applicants, makes changes concerning arrest records. In provisions concerning the annual report published by the Director relating to new and renewal insurance producer license applicants, provides that the report shall include the number of licenses (rather than probationary licenses) with monitoring issued in the previous calendar year to applicants with a felony conviction.