Public employment; inquiries by state agencies and localities regarding criminal convictions. (HB1357)

Introduced By

Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg)

Progress

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

Description

Public employment; inquiries by state agencies and localities regarding criminal convictions, charges, and arrests. 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inquiry takes place after the prospective employee has received a conditional offer of employment, which offer may be withdrawn if the prospective employee has a conviction record that directly relates to the duties and responsibilities of the position.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inquiry takes place after the prospective employee has received a conditional offer of employment, which offer may be withdrawn if (i) the prospective employee's criminal arrest or charge resulted in the prospective employee's conviction of a crime and (ii) the crime of which he was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 or certain positions designated as sensitive or in instances where a state agency is expressly permitted to inquire into an individual's criminal history for employment purposes pursuant to any provision of federal or state law. The bill also authorizes localities to prohibit such inquiries. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/11/2018Committee
01/11/2018Presented and ordered printed 18103429D
01/11/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1357)
01/24/2018Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
02/01/2018Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018Left in General Laws

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB600 and SB252.