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 Bill Status of HB4446  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  COLLEGE ADMISSION INQUIRIES

House Sponsors
Rep. Barbara Wheeler - Mary E. Flowers - Carol Ammons - Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr. - Arthur Turner, Elgie R. Sims, Jr., Al Riley and Elizabeth Hernandez

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Pat McGuire  and Emil Jones, III)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the College Admission Inquiries Act. Provides that during the admission decision-making process, a college (defined as an institution of higher education authorized to confer degrees in this State) may not inquire about arrests that did not result in a criminal conviction and criminal convictions that have been sealed or expunged or make any inquiry or consider information about any arrest or criminal accusation of an individual that was followed by a termination of that criminal action or proceeding in favor of the individual. Provides that a college may not make any inquiry or consider information about an individual's past criminal conviction or convictions at any time during the admission decision-making process. Provides that after an individual has been admitted as a student, a college may make inquiries about and consider information about the individual's past criminal conviction history for the purpose of offering support counseling and services. Provides that a college may also make inquiries about and consider information about the individual's past criminal conviction history for the purpose of making decisions about participation in activities and aspects of campus life associated with the individual's status as a student. Provides that a college may not use the information to rescind an offer of admission. Provides that a college is not required to make inquiries into or consider an individual's criminal conviction history for any reason. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that a college's authority to make inquiries and consider information about an individual's criminal conviction history for specified purposes is subject to federal, State, or local law.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/14/2016HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Barbara Wheeler
  1/15/2016HouseFirst Reading
  1/15/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/1/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  3/18/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
  3/23/2016HouseAssigned to Higher Education Committee
  3/31/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Barbara Wheeler
  3/31/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/4/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Higher Education Committee
  4/5/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Higher Education Committee; by Voice Vote
  4/5/2016HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Higher Education Committee; 016-001-000
  4/6/2016HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/6/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/6/2016HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/6/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/12/2016HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/12/2016HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/14/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr.
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur Turner
  4/20/2016HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 062-050-000
  4/20/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  4/20/2016SenateArrive in Senate
  4/20/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/20/2016SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Pat McGuire
  4/20/2016SenateFirst Reading
  4/20/2016SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/21/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/4/2016SenateSponsor Removed Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/5/2016SenateAssigned to Criminal Law
  5/10/2016SenateRe-referred to Higher Education
  5/12/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  5/13/2016SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 27, 2016
  5/27/2016SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

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