Credential denial; conviction of violent or serious felony
(a) The commission shall deny any application for the issuance of a credential made by an applicant who has been convicted of a violent or serious felony or a crime set forth in subdivision (a) of Section 44424 or whose employment has been denied or terminated pursuant to Section 44830.1.
(b) This section applies to any violent or serious offense which, if committed in this state, would have been punishable as a violent or serious felony.
(c) For purposes of this section, a violent felony is any felony listed in subdivision (c) of Section 667.5 of the Penal Code and a serious felony is any felony listed in subdivision (c) of Section 1192.7 of the Penal Code.
(d) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the commission may, but is not required to, grant a credential to an applicant who has been convicted of a violent or serious felony if the person is eligible for, and has obtained, a certificate of rehabilitation and pardon pursuant to Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 4852.01) of Title 6 of Part 3 of the Penal Code.
(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 342, Sec. 26.)
Education Code 44424
Education Code 44830.1
Penal Code 667.5
Penal Code 1192.7
Penal Code 4852.01