H.B. 1298

Washington State Legislature

Bill Title Prohibiting Employers From Asking About Arrests or Convictions Before an Applicant Is Determined Otherwise Qualified for a Position
Hispanic Sponsors WA Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self (D-WA-021)
Date Introduced 01/16/2017
NHCSL Task Force
Labor and Workforce Development
Primary Issue Area Government Operations and Politics
Issue Areas
Administrative law and government organization
Session 2017-2018 Regular Session

Notes

Official & Unofficial Title(s): Prohibiting Employers From Asking About Arrest or Convictions Before an Applicant Is Determined Otherwise Qualified for a Position Bill/Law #: WA H.B. 1298 NHCSL Committee: Labor and Workforce Development NHCSL Sponsor(s): Lillian Ortiz-Self State/Territory: Washington Date: March 19, 2017 Summary: This bill would prohibit employers from asking about arrests or convictions before determining whether the applicant is suited for the job position. H.B. 1298 would lessen discrimination against individuals who have been arrested or convicted of a crime.