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H 3334 - Enacts the Ban the Box Act

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Todd Rutherford (D)
Last Action: 1/14/2021 - House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: J.L.Johnson
House Committee: Judy
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits job applications from including questions related to convictions of crime unless the crime directly relates to the position of employment sought by the individual.

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H 3334 General Bill, By Rutherford, Robinson, Thigpen, Cobb-Hunter and J.L. Johnson
Summary: Ban the Box Act
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "BAN THE BOX ACT" BY ADDING SECTION 41-1-23 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT NO JOB APPLICATION MAY INCLUDE QUESTIONS RELATED TO CONVICTIONS OF A CRIME, UNLESS THE CRIME FOR WHICH HE WAS CONVICTED DIRECTLY RELATES TO THE POSITION OF EMPLOYMENT SOUGHT OR THE OCCUPATION FOR WHICH THE LICENSE IS SOUGHT, TO PROVIDE A RELATED POLICY STATEMENT, AND TO PROVIDE NECESSARY DEFINITIONS, AMONG OTHER THINGS, IN ORDER TO GIVE A BETTER CHANCE FOR APPLICANTS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO THE STAGE IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS WHEN BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE CONDUCTED.
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12/09/20House Prefiled
12/09/20House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/12/21House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 161)
01/12/21House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 161)
01/14/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: J.L.Johnson



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