Questioning employees about criminal convictions; prohibits employer from asking about certain. (HB1815)

Introduced By

Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Questioning employees about criminal convictions; penalty. Prohibits an employer from asking an existing or prospective employee about the individual's record of arrests or convictions, unless the question refers to an arrest or conviction that occurred within the preceding 8 years or was for a violent felony. An employer may not take negative employment actions against an individual based on a response to a prohibited question. A violation is a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 090662653
01/12/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1815)
01/16/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/19/2009Subcommittee recommends striking from the docket by voice vote
01/21/2009Stricken from docket by Courts of Justice