Public employment; limitations on inquiries by state agencies and localities regarding arrests. (HB140)

Introduced By

Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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. This bill was incorporated into HB 757. Read the Bill »


01/28/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


12/18/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101346D
12/18/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/10/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB140)
01/15/2020Assigned GL sub: Professions/Occupations and Adminstrative Process
01/23/2020Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB757-Aird)
01/28/2020Incorporated by General Laws (HB757-Aird)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB757.