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January Session, 2009

LCO No. 8857



Offered by:


REP. RYAN, 139th Dist.

REP. REYNOLDS, 42nd Dist.


To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 80

File No. 47

Cal. No. 667

Strike subsection (a) of section 1 of substitute house bill 5521 of the current session, as amended by house amendment schedules "A" and "B", in its entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2009) (a) No employer or an employer's agent, representative or designee may require an employee or prospective employee to consent to the creation of a credit report that contains information about the employee's or prospective employee's credit score, credit account balances, payment history, savings or checking account balances or savings or checking account numbers as a condition of employment unless (1) such report is substantially related to the employee's current or potential job, (2) such report is required by law, or (3) the employer reasonably believes that the employee has engaged in specific activity that constitutes a violation of the law. For the purposes of this section, "employee" means any person engaged in service to an employer in a business of his employer, and "employer" means any person engaged in business who has one or more employees, including the state or any political subdivision of the state. For the purposes of this section, "substantially related to the employee's current or potential job" means the information contained in the credit report is related to the position for which the employee or prospective employee who is the subject of the report is being evaluated because the position (A) is a managerial position which involves setting the direction or control of the business, (B) involves access to customers', employees' or employer's personal or financial information other than information customarily provided in a retail transaction, (C) involves a fiduciary responsibility to the employer, including, but not limited to, the authority to issue payments, transfer money or enter into contracts, (D) provides an expense account, or (E) is a position of public trust. "