Pursuant to Senate Bill 255 of the 132nd General Assembly, an individual who has been convicted of any criminal offense may request, at any time, that the Commission determine whether the conviction disqualifies the individual from obtaining a license issued by the Commission. (ORC 9.78). To do so, an individual must complete the Request for Licensing Disqualification Information form. Once completed, the form may be sent to the Commission in any of the manners indicated on the form. Upon receipt of a complete form, the Commission has up to 30 days to inform the individual, based on the criminal-record information submitted, if the individual is disqualified from licensure. Please note, the Commission is not bound by this determination; if, through further investigation, the Commission determines that the individual’s criminal history differs from the information presented in the form.
In general, an individual is disqualified from licensure if the individual has been convicted of, or has pleaded guilty or no contest to, any gambling offense, any theft offense, any offense having an element of fraud or misrepresentation, any offense having an element of moral turpitude, or any other felony. (ORC 3772.07; 3772.10)