Background Screening State Legislation

September 3, 2019

 

State-Specific-Legislation

June 4th: the New York Senate passed S. 03335 requiring prospective employees of non-public and private elementary and secondary schools to complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check.

June 4th: Oregon enacted S.B. 484 which limits landlords to a single applicant screening charge per 60-day period.

June 5th: the Maine Legislature passed H.P. 968 requiring all prospective employees of the Office of the State Auditor to complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check.

June 7th: the Oregon Legislature passed S.B. 725 which specifies the types of professional licenses for which convictions, arrests, deferred sentences, conditional discharges, or referrals to diversion programs for certain crimes may be disqualifying.

June 10th: Texas enacted H.B. 3175 requiring government agencies to maintain the confidentiality of the personally identifiable information (PII) of applicants for disaster recovery funds. 

June 17th: Nevada enacted A.B. 275 requiring professional regulatory bodies to maintain the confidentiality of the personally identifiable information (PII) of applicants for certain occupational licenses.

To read more about each bill, click the links above.

 

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.