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Sunday, August 23, 2015

As of May 2015 Amherst County Virginia has a New “Moral Turpitude” Conviction Business License Ban and Revocation


Updates:  

Writer: Amherst ordinance allows officials to penalize businesses for hiring ex-cons, September 9, 2015

2:00 Video: Hiring an Ex-con in Amherst County May Put Your Business License At Risk, September 3, 2015

Government officials in Amherst County, Virginia can now require employers to fire any ex-con, August 31, 2015
By Eugene Volokh
 

Original Post:
Back in May of this year the Amherst County Town Board/Board of Supervisors made a change to local law that appears to have gone unnoticed by most. 

It is Amherst County ordinance #14-151 http://www.countyofamherst.com/egov/documents/1431616005_45343.pdf. As of May 2015 basically anyone that has been convicted of any crime (misdemeanor or felony) involving “Moral Turpitude” will have their Amherst County Business License revoked AND any business/company that knowingly employs someone convicted of a crime involving “Moral Turpitude” could have their Amherst County Business License completely revoked. 

What is Moral Turpitude?