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147th General Assembly
House Bill # 167 w/HA 1, HA 1 to HA 1, HA 2

Primary Sponsor: J. Johnson Additional Sponsor(s):    Rep. Keeley & Sen. Townsend
CoSponsors: Reps. Barbieri, Baumbach, Bolden, Brady, Longhurst, Jaques, Q. Johnson, Kowalko, Mitchell, Mulrooney, Osienski, Paradee, Potter, Schwartzkopf, Scott, B. Short, K. Williams, D.E. Williams; Sens. Henry, Marshall, McDowell, Peterson, Poore
Introduced on : 05/30/2013
Long Title:AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 19 AND 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE WITH REGARD TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.
Synopsis of Orginal Bill:
(without Amendments)
This bill would prohibit a public employer from inquiring into or considering the criminal record, criminal history or credit history or score of an applicant before it makes a conditional offer to the applicant. It would permit inquiry and consideration of criminal background after the conditional offer has been made. The bill specifies that once a background check is conducted an employer shall only consider felonies for 10 years from the completion of sentence, and misdemeanors for 5 years from the completion of sentence. Further, employers are required to consider several enumerated factors when deciding whether to revoke a conditional offer based on the results of a background check.
Police forces, the Department of Corrections and other positions with a statutory mandate for background checks are excluded from these provisions.
The bill also requires contractors with State agencies to employ similar policies where not in conflict with other State or federal requirements.
Current Status: Signed   On   05/08/2014
Volume Chapter79:227
Date Governor acted:05/08/2014
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Fiscal Notes/Fee Impact:Not Required
Amendments: HA 1 w/HA 1 to HB 167 - Passed
HA 1 to HA 1 to HB 167 - Passed
HA 2 to HB 167 - Passed
Committee Reports:
House Committee Report 01/15/14 F=8 M=0 U=1---->Committee Report
Senate Committee report 03/27/14 F=2 M=2 U=0----->Committee Report
Voting Reports:
House vote: () Passed 1/28/2014 4:36:56 PM------->Voting Record
Senate vote: Motion Laid on Table 5/1/2014 3:12:00 PM------->Voting Record
Senate vote: () Passed 5/1/2014 3:17:15 PM------->Voting Record
Engrossed Version:
Engrossment------->Engrossment
Actions History:
May 08, 2014 - Signed by Governor
May 01, 2014 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 15 YES 5 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Mar 27, 2014 - Reported Out of Committee (LABOR & INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS) in Senate with 2 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
Jan 29, 2014 - Assigned to Labor & Industrial Relations Committee in Senate
Jan 28, 2014 - Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 31 YES 8 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Jan 28, 2014 - Amendment HA 2 - Passed in House by Voice Vote
Jan 28, 2014 - Amendment HA 1 - Passed in House by Voice Vote
Jan 28, 2014 - Amendment HA 1 to HA 1 - Passed in House by Voice Vote
Jan 28, 2014 - Amendment HA 2 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
Jan 28, 2014 - Amendment HA 1 to HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
Jan 15, 2014 - Reported Out of Committee (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/BANKING/INSURANCE/COMMERCE) in House with 8 Favorable, 1 Unfavorable
Jun 19, 2013 - Amendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
May 30, 2013 - Introduced and Assigned to Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee in House
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