SS/SCS/SB 44 - This act makes it an unlawful employment practice for a public employer with at least six employees to inquire into or consider the criminal record of an applicant before an interview has been conducted or the applicant has received a conditional offer of employment.
In addition, this act specifies a list of factors the employer must consider in evaluating the applicant and the results of a criminal record inquiry.
This act does not apply to religious or sectarian employers, law enforcement agencies, the Department of Corrections, any county or municipal entity responsible for housing or incarcerating individuals charged with or convicted of any offense, or any position when federal or state law requires or expressly permits the review of criminal histories of applicants.
This act is similar to HB 560 (2015).
SA 1 - REPLACES THE WORD "SHALL" WITH "MAY" IN THE SECTION CONCERNING FACTORS THAT EMPLOYERS ARE TO CONSIDER WHEN CONSIDERING THE CRIMINAL HISTORY OF AN APPLICANT.