Bill Status of HB5334  97th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Sonya M. Harper - Juliana Stratton - Camille Y. Lilly - Kelly M. Cassidy - Rita Mayfield, Theresa Mah, Melissa Conyears-Ervin, Elizabeth Hernandez, Mr. Nicholas K Smith, Carol Ammons, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Litesa E. Wallace, Laura Fine, William Davis, Thaddeus Jones, Robert Rita, Will Guzzardi and Barbara Flynn Currie

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2019HouseSession 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 such reasonable attorney fees as may be allowed by the Court; and (3) any other relief as may be appropriate, including punitive damages. Defines terms. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/15/2018HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  2/16/2018HouseFirst Reading
  2/16/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/28/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  2/28/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Juliana Stratton
  2/28/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  2/28/2018HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Juliana Stratton
  2/28/2018HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  3/1/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin
  3/2/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/7/2018HouseAssigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K Smith
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/8/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  3/8/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  4/2/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  4/2/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  4/4/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  4/10/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
  4/11/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
  4/11/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  4/12/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  4/13/2018HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/8/2019HouseSession Sine Die