HB 17-1305

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2017 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Apr 24, 2017
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Limits On Job Applicant Criminal History Inquiries


The bill applies to employers with 15 or more employees and prohibits those employers from: Advertising that a person with a criminal history may not apply for a position; Placing a statement in an employment application that a person with a criminal history may not apply for a position; or Making an inquiry about an applicant's criminal history on an initial application. An employer may obtain a job applicant's criminal background report at any time. An employer is exempt from the restrictions on advertising and initial employment applications when: The law prohibits a person who has a particular criminal history from being employed in a particular job; The employer is participating in a program to encourage employment of people with criminal histories; or The employer is required by law to conduct a criminal history record check for the particular position. The department of labor and employment is charged with enforcing the requirements of the bill and may issue warnings and orders of compliance for violations and, for second or subsequent violations, impose civil penalties. A violation of the restrictions does not create a private cause of action, and the bill does not create a protected class under employment antidiscrimination laws. The department is directed to adopt rules regarding procedures for handling complaints against employers. (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Bill Sponsors (3)



May 01, 2017

Colorado General Assembly

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely

State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Apr 24, 2017

Colorado General Assembly

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

  • Introduction
State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Colorado General Assembly

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 21, 2017

Colorado General Assembly

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

Colorado General Assembly

House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
House Committee of the Whole Appropriations

Apr 13, 2017

Colorado General Assembly

House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Judiciary

Mar 29, 2017

Colorado General Assembly

Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary

  • Introduction

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Amendment L.001 PDF
Committee Amendment PDF
PA1 (04/18/2017) PDF
Introduced (03/29/2017) PDF
Engrossed (04/21/2017) PDF
Reengrossed (04/24/2017) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (04/21/2017) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (04/04/2017) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (07/11/2017) PDF


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