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.