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 Bill Status of HB3056  102nd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Sonya M. Harper - LaToya Greenwood - Jehan Gordon-Booth - Curtis J. Tarver, II, Theresa Mah, Carol Ammons, Justin Slaughter, Celina Villanueva, Anne Stava-Murray, Elizabeth Hernandez, Kelly M. Cassidy, Camille Y. Lilly, Emanuel Chris Welch, Maurice A. West, II, Will Guzzardi, Lamont J. Robinson, Jr., Melissa Conyears-Ervin, Mark L. Walker, Luis Arroyo, Nicholas K. Smith, La Shawn K. Ford, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Arthur Turner, Mary E. Flowers and Aaron M. Ortiz

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Employee Background Fairness Act. Provides that an employer may not refuse to hire an individual and may not discharge an individual because of the individual's criminal history unless the individual has one or more convictions and there is a direct relationship between one of more of an individual's convictions and the specific employment sought. Prohibits retaliation for exercising rights under the Act. Provides that an individual denied or discharged from employment because of his or her criminal history in violation of the Act may recover from the employer in a civil action: (1) damages in the amount of $2,000 or actual damages, whichever is greater; (2) costs and reasonable attorney's fees as allowed by the court; and (3) any other appropriate relief, including punitive damages. Defines terms. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/15/2019HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  2/15/2019HouseFirst Reading
  2/15/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/21/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  2/21/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  2/21/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  2/21/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Celina Villanueva
  2/21/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  2/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  2/27/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  2/27/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  2/27/2019HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  2/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  2/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  2/28/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  2/28/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  2/28/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  2/28/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
  2/28/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  3/5/2019HouseAssigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
  3/7/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin
  3/7/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark L. Walker
  3/7/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
  3/20/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith
  3/28/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  3/28/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  3/29/2019HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  4/4/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur Turner
  4/4/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  5/1/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II
  5/14/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

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