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General Assembly Overrules Veto of Criminal Background Check Bill

Posted in Legislative Developments

After months of on-again, off-again views, the Connecticut General Assembly yesterday overruled Governor Rell’s veto of House Bill 5207, which changes the way that the State of Connecticut can conduct background checks on job applicants. 

You can view of the text of the bill here.  With yesterday’s vote, it will now go into effect on October 1, 2010.

As I’ve stated previously, this bill does not impact the private workplace, although the rules regarding the use of background checks under federal law may still apply in the private employer context.  For more background, you can also see this earlier post as well. 

The CT Mirror has additional details on all of the veto overrides yesterday