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HB 757

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 07, 2020
  • Passed House Feb 03, 2020
  • Passed Senate Feb 24, 2020
  • Governor

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

Abstract

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.

Public employment; limitations on inquiriesby state agencies and localities regarding criminal arrests, charges,or convictions. Prohibits state agencies and localities fromincluding on any employment application a question inquiring whetherthe prospective employee has ever been arrested for, charged with,or convicted of any crime. A prospective employee may not be askedif he has ever been arrested or charged with or convicted of any crimeunless the inquiry takes place during or after a staff interviewof the prospective employee. The prohibition does not apply to applicationsfor employment with law-enforcement agencies or positions relatedto law-enforcement agencies. The prohibition also does not applyto applications for state agency positions designated as sensitiveor to state agencies that are expressly permitted to inquire intoan individual's criminal arrests or charges for employment purposespursuant to any provision of federal or state law.

Bill Sponsors (10)

Lashrecse D. Aird

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 63
Primary

Glenn R. Davis

  • Republican
  • lower
  • 84
Cosponsor

Alex Q. Askew

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 85
Cosponsor

Lamont Bagby

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 74
Cosponsor

Jeffrey M. Bourne

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 71
Cosponsor

C.E. Cliff Hayes, Jr.

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 77
Cosponsor

Clinton L. Jenkins

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 76
Cosponsor

Delores L. McQuinn

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 70
Cosponsor

Marcia S. "Cia" Price

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 95
Cosponsor

Ibraheem S. Samirah

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 86
Cosponsor

Votes


Actions


Mar 23, 2020

Office of the Governor

Approved by Governor-Chapter 422 (effective 7/1/20)

Mar 06, 2020

Office of the Governor

Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020

House

Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 6, 2020

Feb 27, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB757ER)

House

Enrolled

Senate

Signed by President

House

Signed by Speaker

Feb 24, 2020

Senate

Read third time

Senate

Passed Senate (25-Y 14-N)

Feb 21, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)

Feb 19, 2020

Senate

Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N)

Feb 05, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB757H1)

Feb 04, 2020

Senate

Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Feb 03, 2020

House

VOTE: Passage (59-Y 39-N)

House

Read third time and passed House (59-Y 39-N)

Jan 31, 2020

House

Read second time

House

Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB757H1

House

Committee substitute agreed to 20106614D-H1

Jan 30, 2020

House

Read first time

Jan 28, 2020

House

Committee substitute printed 20106614D-H1

House

Reported from General Laws with substitute (16-Y 6-N)

House

Incorporates HB140 (Davis)

Jan 23, 2020

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 2-N)

House

House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered

Jan 15, 2020

House

Assigned GL sub: Professions/Occupations and Adminstrative Process

Jan 10, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB757)

Jan 07, 2020

House

Referred to Committee on General Laws

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101284D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Impact statement from DPB (HB757) HTML
Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB757H1 HTML
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB757ER) HTML
Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0422) HTML

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