Texas public policy foundation
Locked Out of Their Livelihoods:...
 
REPORT
 

-State statutes and regulations potentially bar ex-offenders from over 150 different licensed occupations from pest control to athletic training to plumbers to tow truck drivers.
-About half of these restrictions are statutes and the other half are agency rules.
-Licensed occupations are not limited to those of high professionalism, fiduciary duty, or responsibility: Texas also licenses 34 low-income occupations.

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