A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE LAW PERTAINING TO ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION THAT MAY BE TAKEN BY AN OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING BOARD AS A RESULT OF EXPUNGED CHARGES OR CONVICTIONS UNDER G.S. 15A-145.4 AND G.S. 15A-145.5; TO PROHIBIT AN EMPLOYER OR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION FROM REQUESTING THAT AN APPLICANT PROVIDE INFORMATION REGARDING AN ARREST, CRIMINAL CHARGE, OR CRIMINAL CONVICTION OF THE APPLICANT THAT HAS BEEN EXPUNGED; AND TO REQUIRE A STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY TO ADVISE AN APPLICANT THAT THE APPLICANT IS NOT REQUIRED TO DISCLOSE INFORMATION REGARDING AN ARREST, CRIMINAL CHARGE, OR CRIMINAL CONVICTION OF THE APPLICANT THAT HAS BEEN EXPUNGED PRIOR TO REQUESTING DISCLOSURE.
House committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Amends proposed GS 15A-153 to provide that any employer found in violation of (c) (prohibiting employer or educational institution from requiring disclosure of expunged arrest, criminal charge, or conviction) is to be issued a written warning for a first violation and is subject to a civil penalty of up to $500 for each additional violation after receiving the written warning.
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