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 Bill Status of HB2549  99th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Rita Mayfield

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Best Candidate for the Job Act. Provides that private employers shall properly consider for employment persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses. Prohibits discrimination against such persons unless there is a direct relationship between the offense and the specific employment sought. Establishes criteria for evaluating convictions. Provides that an employer that demonstrates that it has hired an individual pursuant to the Act, except for a willful or wanton act in hiring an individual, shall not be liable for acts or omissions by the employee. Exempts law enforcement agencies.

DateChamber Action
  2/18/2015HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Esther Golar
  2/18/2015HouseFirst Reading
  2/18/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/2/2015HouseAssigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
  3/10/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/27/2015HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  4/6/2016HouseChief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Rita Mayfield
  4/6/2016HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

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