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 Bill Status of HB2846  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  BEST CANDIDATE FOR JOB ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Esther Golar - Rita Mayfield - Marcus C. Evans, Jr. - Robyn Gabel - Charles E. Jefferson, Kelly M. Cassidy, Camille Y. Lilly, Derrick Smith, Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr., William Davis and Emanuel Chris Welch

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Best Candidate for the Job Act. Provides that private and public employers shall properly consider for employment and licenses 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 license or employment sought. Establishes criteria for evaluating convictions. Exempts law enforcement agencies.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that there must be a substantial, rather than unreasonable, risk before adverse action regarding to employment may be taken based upon an applicant's convictions. Provides that consideration must be given to the bearing the conviction will have upon the fitness or ability to perform duties necessarily related to the license, job, or opportunity. Authorizes recovery of reasonable litigation expenses by a person injured by a violation of the Act.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Removes the requirement that public agencies and private employers provide a written statement setting forth the reasons a person previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses was denied a license or employment upon that person's request.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/22/2013HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Esther Golar
  2/26/2013HouseFirst Reading
  2/26/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/4/2013HouseAssigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
  3/7/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/13/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  3/13/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  3/13/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles E. Jefferson
  3/13/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/13/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  3/13/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Derrick Smith
  3/19/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Esther Golar
  3/19/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/20/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Labor & Commerce Committee
  3/20/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr.
  3/20/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Labor & Commerce Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/20/2013HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Labor & Commerce Committee; 011-002-004
  3/21/2013HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/21/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  4/8/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Esther Golar
  4/8/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/9/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 005-000-000
  4/10/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  4/16/2013HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/16/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/16/2013HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/19/2013HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/19/2013HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/19/2013HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  3/19/2014HouseApproved for Consideration Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  3/19/2014HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/19/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Esther Golar
  3/19/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/24/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Esther Golar
  3/24/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/24/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 5 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Esther Golar
  3/24/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 5 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/25/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  3/25/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 5 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  3/25/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 6 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Esther Golar
  3/25/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 6 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/26/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 6 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  4/10/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 7 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Esther Golar
  4/10/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 7 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/11/2014HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  5/5/2014HouseApproved for Consideration Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  5/5/2014HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2014
  5/5/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 7 Rules Refers to Labor & Commerce Committee
  5/6/2014HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/31/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 7 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  5/31/2014HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

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