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 Bill Status of HB5638  98th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Christian L. Mitchell

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Employment Background Check Act. Provides that employers may not conduct criminal history inquiries with respect to an applicant for employment until after the employer has received an application from and interviews an applicant. Provides an exemption to permit background checks when an applicant's criminal history directly relates to the position of employment sought or the occupation for which a license is required. Permits questions concerning convictions during interviews. Authorizes remedies. Effective January 1, 2015.

DateChamber Action
  2/13/2014HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Christian L. Mitchell
  2/14/2014HouseFirst Reading
  2/14/2014HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/13/2014HouseAssigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
  3/28/2014HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

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