‘Sec. 1. 5 MRSA c. 337-D is enacted to read:
MAINE FAIR CHANCE EMPLOYMENT ACT
§ 4721. Short title
This chapter may be known and cited as "the Maine Fair Chance Employment Act."
§ 4722. Declaration of policy
It is the declared public policy of the State to increase meaningful employment opportunities for persons with arrest and conviction records.
§ 4723. Definitions
As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings.
§ 4724. Limitations on consideration of and disclosure of criminal history information
§ 4725. Public employer consideration of criminal history information
§ 4726. Denial of employment on basis of criminal history
§ 4727. Data collection
A public employer shall maintain a record of the number of applicants who applied for a position requiring a criminal background check; for whom a criminal background check was conducted; for whom a criminal background check revealed a conviction history; who were denied employment in whole or in part because of criminal history; and who had a criminal history and were hired. The records required by this section are public records pursuant to Title 1, section 402, subsection 3.
Sec. 2. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.
ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
Administration - Human Resources 0038
Initiative: Appropriates funds on a one-time basis for the information technology and related costs of implementing requirements regarding the criminal history information of job applicants.
|GENERAL FUND TOTAL||$0||$398,952|