The Contractors State License Board has granted a contractor’s license to a registered citizen who initially applied for a license, but whose license was denied because he is required to register as a sex offender.
The Board’s reversal of its initial decision came after a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge on March 28, 2016. According to the judge, the registered citizen provided substantial, credible evidence of his rehabilitation. The judge noted in his five-page decision that the registrant expressed remorse for his conduct and accepted responsibility for his offense.
“This is a significant victory not only for the registrant who has been granted a license, but also for all registrants seeking a state license,” stated attorney Janice Bellucci.
The registered citizen in this case was convicted of an offense more than 15 years ago and has not re-offended. In addition, he has more than 25 years of experience in his field of expertise. Further, the registrant participated in many volunteer activities, including Habit for Humanity and the Adopt-a-Highway program.
The contractor’s license will take effect in May 2016.