Introduced House Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Former offenders. Prohibits a public employer from asking an applicant for employment to disclose orally or in writing, whether on an employment application or otherwise, information concerning the applicant's criminal record or history until the public employer has determined that the applicant meets the public employer's minimum employment qualifications. Provides that the requirement does not apply to employment with a law enforcement agency or when federal or Indiana law provides otherwise. Provides that a board, commission, or committee regulated by the Indiana professional licensing agency may deny, revoke, or suspend a professional license or certificate of registration of an individual Former offenders. Prohibits a public employer from asking an applicant for employment to disclose orally or in writing, whether on an employment application or otherwise, information concerning the applicant's criminal record or history until the public employer has determined that the applicant meets the public employer's minimum employment qualifications. Provides that the requirement does not apply to employment with a law enforcement agency or when federal or Indiana law provides otherwise. Provides that a board, commission, or committee regulated by the Indiana professional licensing agency may deny, revoke, or suspend a professional license or certificate of registration of an individual who commits a criminal offense only if the underlying offense is substantially related to the practice of the individual's profession or presents a threat to public safety. Requires the professional licensing agency to adopt rules regarding the effect of criminal conviction on persons in a regulated profession. ... View more