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  • NJ A5036
  • Prohibits certain employment discrimination based upon expunged criminal record.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill prohibits certain employment discrimination based upon a person's expunged criminal record. Under current law, an employer generally is prohibited from inquiring, either orally or in writing, about a candidate's criminal record and from requiring a candidate to complete an application that makes an inquiry regarding the person's criminal record during the initial employment application process. This bill provides that, in addition to an oral or written inquiry, an employer is also prohibited from making an online inquiry about the candidate's criminal record. In addition, under the provisions of this bill, an employer is prohibited from inquiring about an applicant's expunged criminal record, in addition to the applicant's current criminal record. An expungement is the removal and isolation of all records on file within any court, detention or correctional facility, law enforcement agency, criminal justice agency, or juvenile justice agency concerning a person's apprehension, arrest, detention, trial, or disposition of an offense within the criminal or juvenile justice system. Unless otherwise provided by law, if an order for expungement is granted, the adult arrest, record of law enforcement taking a person into custody as a juvenile, conviction, adjudication of delinquency, disposition, and any related proceedings are considered not to have occurred. Currently, under N.J.S.2C:52-30, it is a disorderly persons offense to reveal an expunged record. A disorderly persons offense is punishable by up to six months imprisonment, a fine of up to $1,000, or both.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Substituted by another Bill
Substituted by S3306 (1R)  (on 12/7/2017)
Date Chamber Action Description
12/7/2017 A Substituted by S3306 (1R)
6/29/2017 A Assembly Floor Amendment Passed (Muoio)
6/19/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
6/19/2017 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
6/19/2017 Assembly Appropriations Hearing (19:00 6/19/2017 Revised 6/16/17 - A2167 and A4586 have been added. In addition t)
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/19/2017 Assembly Appropriations Committee: Reported Favorably 8 2 1