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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 act 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 act 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.

The act 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 act 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: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status

Introduced
Passed
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