Summary: H.R.1598 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1598. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/03/2021)

Workforce Justice Act of 2021

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.