ICSEW BILL ALERT SB 6110: Prohibition employers from asking about arrests of convictions before an applicant is determined otherwise qualified for a position.
Current Status from leg.wa.gov:
*Feb 6 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 10:00 AM, WM – Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass, Minority; do not pass, Passed to Rules Committee for second reading. * (Accessed on February 14, 2018)
Legislative Hotline: 1.800.562.6000
Why does this bill matter to you?
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- Establishes the Washington fair chance act.
- Prohibits an employer from including any question on an application for employment, from inquiring either orally or in writing, from receiving information through a criminal history background check, or from otherwise obtaining information about an applicant’s criminal record until after the employer initially determines that the applicant is otherwise qualified for the position.
- Requires the state attorney general’s office to enforce this act.
- Provides that this act is null and void if appropriations are not approved.
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