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S 0017 - Workforce Opportunity Act

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Darrell Jackson (D)
Last Action: 1/13/2015 - Senate - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
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05.13.2015 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Labor and Employment subcommittee carried this bill over.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits the state from inquiring, considering or requiring disclosure of the criminal record or criminal history of an applicant for employment until the applicant is selected for an interview.

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S 0017 General Bill, By Jackson and Kimpson
Summary: Workforce Opportunity Act
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "WORKFORCE OPPORTUNITY ACT" BY ADDING SECTION 41-1-25 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE MAY NOT INQUIRE, CONSIDER, OR REQUIRE DISCLOSURE OF THE CRIMINAL RECORD OR CRIMINAL HISTORY OF AN APPLICANT FOR EMPLOYMENT UNTIL THE APPLICANT IS SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW BY THE EMPLOYER OR BEFORE A CONDITIONAL OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT IS MADE TO THE APPLICANT, TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS, AND TO PROVIDE RELATED DEFINITIONS AND PROCEDURES, AMONG OTHER THINGS.
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12/03/14Senate Prefiled
12/03/14Senate Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
01/13/15Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 43)
01/13/15Senate Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (Senate Journal-page 43)



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