H.R.7191 - Workforce Justice Act of 2020116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6] (Introduced 06/11/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/11/2020 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.7191 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/11/2020)
Workforce Justice Act of 2020
This bill creates a new condition of eligibility for funds under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program.
Specifically, to be eligible for grant funds under the JAG program, a state must prohibit private employers from
- requiring a job applicant to disclose a criminal record,
- asking about the criminal record of a job applicant prior to making a conditional offer, and
- conducting a criminal background check prior to making a conditional offer.