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2017 House Bill 1298: Prohibiting employers from asking about arrests or convictions before an applicant is determined otherwise qualified for a position
Introduced by Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self (Mukilteo) (D) on January 16, 2017
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Referred to the House Labor & Workplace Standards Committee on January 16, 2017
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 2, 2017
Substitute offered in the House on February 22, 2017
Prohibits an employer from, among other things, including any question on an application or inquiring into an applicant's criminal background until after the employer initially determines that the applicant is otherwise qualified for the position.
Referred to the House Rules Committee on February 28, 2017
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Manweller (Ellensburg) (R) on March 1, 2017
Adds a preemption clause (cities, towns, counties, and other municipalities may enact only ordinances on employment laws related to criminal records that are consistent with the Fair Chance Act (Act) and local ordinances in existence as of the effective date of the Act that are inconsistent are preempted and repealed).
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 1, 2017
Received in the Senate on March 3, 2017
Referred to the Senate Commerce,Labor & Sports Committee on March 3, 2017
Received in the House on January 8, 2018
Referred to the House Labor & Workplace Standards Committee on January 8, 2018
Substitute offered in the House on January 9, 2018
Prohibits an employer from, among other things, including any question on an application or inquiring into an applicant's criminal background until after the employer initially determines that the applicant is otherwise qualified for the position.
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Manweller (Ellensburg) (R) on February 7, 2018
Adds a preemption clause (cities, towns, counties, and other municipalities may enact only ordinances on employment laws related to criminal records that are consistent with the Fair Chance Act (Act) and local ordinances in existence as of the effective date of the Act that are inconsistent are preempted and repealed)..
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 7, 2018
Received in the Senate on February 9, 2018
Referred to the Senate Labor & Commerce Committee on February 9, 2018

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