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SB 19-1025 - Prohibits Employers from Asking About Employee Criminal History - Colorado Key Vote

Janice Rich voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Issues Related to SB 19-1025

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibits Employers from Asking About Employee Criminal History

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (20-12) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Employers from Asking About Employee Criminal History

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits employers from asking prospective employees about their criminal histories.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits beginning on September 21, 2021, employers with 11 or more employees from the following, including (Sec. 2):

    • Stating in an employment advertisement that someone with a criminal history may not apply for the position;

    • Stating on any employment application form that someone with a criminal history may not apply for the position; and

    • Inquiring into, or requiring disclosure of an applicant’s criminal history on initial written or electronic application.

  • Specifies that an employer may obtain the publicly available criminal background report of an applicant at any time (Sec. 2).

  • Exempts certain positions being advertised if federal, state, or local laws and regulations prohibits individuals with certain criminal history from being employed (Sec. 2).

  • Defines “Criminal history” as the records of arrests, charges, pleas, and convictions for any misdemeanor or felony at the federal, state, or local level (Sec. 2).

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (42-22) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Employers from Asking About Employee Criminal History

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits employers from asking prospective employees about their criminal histories.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits beginning on September 21, 2021, employers with 11 or more employees from the following, including (Sec. 2):

    • Stating in an employment advertisement that someone with a criminal history may not apply for the position;

    • Stating on any employment application form that someone with a criminal history may not apply for the position; and

    • Inquiring into, or requiring disclosure of an applicant’s criminal history on initial written or electronic application.

  • Specifies that an employer may obtain the publicly available criminal background report of an applicant at any time (Sec. 2).

  • Exempts certain positions being advertised if federal, state, or local laws and regulations prohibits individuals with certain criminal history from being employed (Sec. 2).

  • Defines “Criminal history” as the records of arrests, charges, pleas, and convictions for any misdemeanor or felony at the federal, state, or local level (Sec. 2).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Employers from Asking About Employee Criminal History

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