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 amendment to the 3rd edition makes the following changes. Amends GS 15A-153(c) to require an employer or educational institution that requests disclosure of information concerning any arrest, criminal charge, or criminal conviction of the applicant to first advise the application of law allowing the applicant to not refer to any expunged arrest, charge, or conviction (was, prohibited requiring an applicant to disclose such expunged information). Makes the same changes to (d) for agencies, officials, and employees of the state and and local governments. Amends the act's long title.
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