Despite initial opposition from the Chief State’s Attorney and other state officials, the Connecticut House of Representatives today approved a bill that would limit the use of criminal background checks on state workers. I’ve discussed the bill in a prior post. The text of the bill (with an amendment that passed) is attached.
Bill Limiting Use of Criminal Background Checks on State Workers
By Daniel Schwartz on
Posted in Legislative Developments
The Connecticut General Assembly is in full swing. One of the bills to keep an eye on is a bill that would limit the use of criminal background checks on prospective state workers.
Specifically, House Bill 5207 would amend Conn. Gen. Stat. 46a-80 by prohibiting an employer from inquiring "about a prospective employee’s past convictions…