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Action Alert: US Senate amends the Skills act HR-803 and passes it

The Senate has passed HR-803 “Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act” or the “SKILLS Act” with further amendments.

The essence of this bill, which amends many different laws, is to retrain displaced workers for newer type jobs of today. While this is a GREAT bill it also excludes folks convicted of several crime types, one of which is sex offenses, folks we advocate for. Full Article

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As to being a burden on society, that has been dealt with already since some states don’t allow a registered citizen to have welfare or most other types of public aid. This is how they break up family’s and “protect” the children in those family’s.

This is actually what this bill says in Sec. 145:
(b) Special Limitations on Selection.–
(3) Individuals convicted of certain crimes.–An individual shall not be selected as an enrollee if the individual has been convicted of a felony consisting of murder (as described in section 1111 of title 18, United States Code), child abuse, or a crime involving rape or sexual assault.

I’m surprised they threw murder in there. So there it is; many of us never touched anyone and were convicted where there was no other living being involved, yet we are grouped with murderers.

Somehow I just knew that when I read “amends” it would be to exclude RSOs. Just think of all the politicians, clergy and law enforcement that won’t be able to retrain under this law.

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