Contractors license for ex felons.

Contractors license for ex felons.

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Edward Meras started this petition to Contractors State License Board Gavin Newsom

I recently passed the test to get my contractors license in the state of California and was denied due to my criminal history? I was denied seven years for a debt that I already paid to society serving over a decade in prison. This feels like double Jeopardy? I’m still being punished and being held back, For a debt that was already paid in full with over a decade of my life lost. I have a wife and kids I need to feed now I can’t wait seven years to put food on the table?I would like the opportunity to provide for my family and to be a productive citizen in the community again. California state contractors license board requires you to be out seven years from last Felony and four years from your last misdemeanor. People need work now the day we get out of incarceration, not four years from now and not seven years from now we need to work now, we need to be able to get on our feet and catch up for the years that we lost! We need the opportunity to prosper and be productive instead of closing doors in our face and not being able to get a job or start a business because of poor choices we made decades ago.  By changing the laws in these requirements we could help lower the recidivism rate and put more people back to work instead of behind bars! 

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