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HB22-1383

Employment Opportunities For Juveniles

Concerning increasing the workforce by removing barriers to employment opportunities for juveniles.
Session:
2022 Regular Session
Subjects:
Children & Domestic Matters
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Professions & Occupations
Bill Summary

The bill requires the general assembly to make an appropriation from the general fund to the department of human services (department). The department shall use the appropriation to fund The bill allows the department of human services (department) to spend money appropriated to the department from the general fund in House Bill 22-1329 to expand career and technical education and vocational training programs in designated youth facilities for juveniles in the custody of the department.

The bill prevents an employer from requiring an applicant for employment of any age to disclose information related to an arrest, detention, processing, diversion, supervision, adjudication, or court disposition that occurred while the applicant was subject to the process and jurisdiction of the juvenile court and an applicant of any age is not required to disclose such information in response to an employer inquiry . As a factor in determining any condition of employment, an employer shall not seek from any source any record related to an arrest, detention, processing, diversion, supervision, adjudication, or court disposition that occurred while the applicant was subject to the process and jurisdiction of the juvenile court, except for records that are publicly available and that are specifically related to the tasks or functions of the job. Records that are publicly available include juvenile offenses that constitute unlawful sexual behavior or a crime of violence. The bill does not apply to the screening of applicants who have direct contact with vulnerable persons or the screening of applicants required by licensed child care, nor does it apply to any law enforcement agency or to any political subdivision.

The bill prohibits state or local agencies from denying or taking adverse action against an applicant who has been adjudicated for a delinquent act in a juvenile proceeding, but who is otherwise qualified for a license, certification, permit, or registration.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Passed

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