OH HB56 | 2015-2016 | 131st General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Passed on March 23 2016 - 100% progression
Action: 2016-03-23 - Effective 3/23/16
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


To amend sections 124.11, 124.34, 329.021, 2953.36, 4121.121, 5120.38, 5120.381, 5120.382, 5123.08, and 5139.02 and to enact sections 9.73 and 5164.44 of the Revised Code to prohibit public employers from including on an employment application any question concerning the criminal background of the applicant, to prohibit a felony conviction from being used against an officer or employee when a public employer is undertaking certain employment practices, unless the conviction occurs while the officer or employee is employed in the civil service, to remove the bar against sealing a conviction record when the victim is 16 or 17 years old, and to provide that certain independent providers are not employees of the state or a political subdivision.

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Limits criminal records use in public employment hiring


Roll Calls

2015-12-09 - Senate - Senate Favorable Passage (Y: 11 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2015-12-09 - Senate - Senate Passed (Y: 23 N: 10 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2015-12-09 - Senate - Senate Passed (Y: 22 N: 11 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2015-12-09 - Senate - Senate Passed (Y: 19 N: 14 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2015-12-09 - Senate - Senate Passed (Y: 32 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2015-09-30 - House - House Passed (Y: 91 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2015-06-24 - House - House Favorable Passage (Y: 12 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2016-03-23 Effective 3/23/16
2015-12-09HouseConcurred in Senate amendments
2015-12-09SenateReported - Substitute: State and Local Government
2015-10-07SenateRefer to Committee: State and Local Government
2015-06-24HouseReported - Substitute: Commerce and Labor
2015-02-12HouseRefer to Committee: Commerce and Labor


Code Citations

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5164New CodeSee Bill Text
516444New CodeSee Bill Text

Ohio State Sources

Roll Callhttps://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-votes?id=GA131-HB-56

Bill Comments