Background Screening Legislation on the Horizon

July 8, 2019



The following state legislatures are considering the following legislation pertaining to background screening:

The Louisiana House of Representatives has passed H.B. 575, which would require transportation network companies (e.g., Lyft, Wingz, Uber) to perform background checks on drivers.

The Alabama House of Representatives has passed H.B. 58, which would require criminal background checks for applicants seeking an Emergency Management Service (EMS) license.

The Oregon Senate has passed S.B. 725, which would specify the types of charges or convictions that may disqualify an individual from specific professional licenses, certifications, and employment.

Each Bill is pending further action in its respective legislative session, and we will stay abreast of the changes. Click the links above if you would like to read more or to learn the status of a Bill.


This information has been prepared by Validity Screening Solutions for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. The content is intended for general information purposes only, and you are urged to consult a lawyer concerning your own situation and any specific legal questions you may have.


Topics: Background Checks, Compliance

Jessica L. Troncoso, J.D.

Written by Jessica L. Troncoso, J.D.

Jessica focuses on Validity’s knowledge base of all laws, statutes, and enforcement actions regulating the employment screening industry. Jessica began in the Quality Assurance Department of Validity in 2012 and later worked remotely with the Research Department while attending law school. Jessica worked as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Brian C. Wimes of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri and the Honorable Peggy Stevens McGraw of the 16th Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri.