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HB757

Public employment; limitations on inquiries by state agencies and localities regarding arrests.

Status:
Passed

Latest Action: Feb. 24, 2020
Senate: Read third time

Chief Patron:
Lashrecse Aird (D)

Session:
2020 Regular Session

Summary

As introduced. Public employment; limitations on inquiries by state agencies and localities regarding criminal arrests, charges, or convictions.

Prohibits state agencies and localities from including on any employment application a question inquiring whether the prospective employee has ever been arrested for, charged with, or convicted of any crime. A prospective employee may not be asked if he has ever been arrested or charged with or convicted of any crime unless the inquiry takes place during or after a staff interview of the prospective employee. The prohibition does not apply to applications for employment with law-enforcement agencies or positions related to law-enforcement agencies. The prohibition also does not apply to applications for state agency positions designated as sensitive or to state agencies that are expressly permitted to inquire into an individual's criminal arrests or charges for employment purposes pursuant to any provision of federal or state law. (Less)
  • Bill History

  • 01/07/2020 - House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101284D
  • 01/07/2020 - House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
  • 01/10/2020 - House: Impact statement from DPB (HB757)
  • 01/15/2020 - House: Assigned GL sub: Professions/Occupations and Adminstrative Process
  • 01/23/2020 - House: House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
  • 01/23/2020 - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 2-N)
  • 01/28/2020 - House: Committee substitute printed 20106614D-H1
  • 01/28/2020 - House: Incorporates HB140 (Davis)
  • 01/28/2020 - House: Reported from General Laws with substitute (16-Y 6-N)
  • 01/30/2020 - House: Read first time
  • 01/31/2020 - House: Read second time
  • 01/31/2020 - House: Committee substitute agreed to 20106614D-H1
  • 01/31/2020 - House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB757H1
  • 02/03/2020 - House: Read third time and passed House (59-Y 39-N)
  • 02/03/2020 - House: VOTE: Passage (59-Y 39-N)   Close Floor Vote
  • 02/04/2020 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/04/2020 - Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
  • 02/05/2020 - House: Impact statement from DPB (HB757H1)
  • 02/19/2020 - Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N)
  • 02/21/2020 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
  • 02/24/2020 - Senate: Read third time
  • 02/24/2020 - Senate: Passed Senate (25-Y 14-N)   Close Floor Vote