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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Fair Chance Act
Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2017

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To prohibit Federal agencies and Federal contractors from requesting that an applicant for employment disclose criminal history record information before the applicant has received a conditional offer, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
04/05/2017 Introduced in House

All Actions (9)

Date
04/24/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
04/24/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
04/05/2017 Referred to House Education and the Workforce
Action By: House of Representatives
04/05/2017 Referred to House Armed Services
Action By: House of Representatives
04/05/2017 Referred to House Judiciary
Action By: House of Representatives
04/05/2017 Referred to House Administration
Action By: House of Representatives
04/05/2017 Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
Action By: House of Representatives
04/05/2017 Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, the Judiciary, Armed Services, and Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/05/2017 Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Committees (5)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Oversight and Government Reform04/05/2017 Referred to
House Administration04/05/2017 Referred to
House Judiciary04/05/2017 Referred to
House Armed Services04/05/2017 Referred to
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces04/24/2017 Referred to
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness04/24/2017 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce04/05/2017 Referred to

Related Bills (1)

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Subjects (16)

  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Administrative remedies
  • Congressional oversight
  • Correctional facilities and imprisonment
  • Criminal justice information and records
  • Department of Defense
  • Employee hiring
  • Employee performance
  • Employment discrimination and employee rights
  • Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Military procurement, research, weapons development
  • Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
  • Public contracts and procurement

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Introduced in House (04/05/2017)

Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2017 or the Fair Chance Act

This bill prohibits federal agencies and federal contractors from requesting that applicants for employment disclose criminal history record information before receiving a conditional offer (an offer of employment conditioned upon the results of a criminal history inquiry). The bill sets forth positions to which such prohibition shall not apply, such as positions for which prior consideration of criminal history record information is otherwise required by law, positions with law enforcement and national security duties, and positions requiring access to classified information.

The bill prohibits agencies from requiring an individual or sole proprietor who submits a bid for a contract to disclose criminal history record information regarding that individual or sole proprietor before determining the apparent awardee.

The Office of Personnel Management, the Office of Compliance, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, the General Services Administration, and the Department of Defense must: (1) establish procedures for submitting complaints about, and taking actions against, agency employees and contractors for violating such prohibitions and for appealing such an action; and (2) issue regulations to implement this bill. The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council shall revise the Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement the requirements of this bill.

The Bureau of Justice Statistics, in coordination with the Bureau of the Census, must: (1) design and initiate a study on the employment of individuals who are released from federal prison after completing a term of imprisonment for a federal criminal offense, and (2) report to Congress at specified intervals.