Public employment; limitations on inquiries by state agencies and localities regarding arrests. (HB2402)

Introduced By

Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg) with support from co-patron Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

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

Description

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 or 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. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Committee
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102917D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/25/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2402)
02/05/2019Left in General Laws

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