Public employment; limitations on inquiries by state agencies and localities regarding arrests. (HB757)

Introduced By

Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg) with support from 8 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Alex Askew (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake), Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News)


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. The bill prohibits asking a prospective employee 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. For localities, the prohibition also does not apply to positions for employment by the local school board. This bill incorporates HB 140. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101284D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/10/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB757)
01/15/2020Assigned GL sub: Professions/Occupations and Adminstrative Process
01/23/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/23/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 2-N)
01/28/2020Committee substitute printed 20106614D-H1
01/28/2020Incorporates HB140 (Davis)
01/28/2020Reported from General Laws with substitute (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Read first time
01/31/2020Read second time
01/31/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106614D-H1
01/31/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB757H1
02/03/2020Read third time and passed House (59-Y 39-N)
02/03/2020VOTE: Passage (59-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB757H1)
02/19/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Passed Senate (25-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB757ER)
02/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB757ER)
02/27/2020Signed by Speaker
02/27/2020Signed by President
03/06/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 6, 2020
03/06/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 6, 2020
03/06/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/23/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 422 (effective 7/1/20)
03/23/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0422)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB140.