Employment applications; inquiries regarding criminal arrests, charges, or convictions. (HB1680)

Introduced By

Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Employment applications; inquiries regarding criminal arrests, charges, or convictions. Prohibits state agencies from including on any employment application a question inquiring whether the prospective employee has ever been arrested or charged with, or convicted of, any crime, subject to certain exceptions. A prospective employee may not be asked if he has ever been convicted of any crime unless the inquiry takes place after the prospective employee has received a conditional offer of employment, which offer may be withdrawn if the prospective employee has a conviction record that directly relates to the duties and responsibilities of the position. A prospective employee may not be asked if he has ever been arrested or charged with a crime unless the inquiry takes place after the prospective employee has received a conditional offer of employment, which offer may be withdrawn if (i) the prospective employee's criminal arrest or charge resulted in the prospective employee's conviction of a crime and (ii) the crime of which he was convicted directly relates to the duties and responsibilities of the position. The prohibition does not apply to applications for employment with law-enforcement agencies, fire departments, and emergency medical services agencies. Localities are authorized to prohibit such inquiries by ordinance. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/09/2015Committee
01/09/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100489D
01/09/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/20/2015Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
01/21/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/10/2015Left in Courts of Justice