OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5237

AN ACT CONCERNING FAIR CHANCE EMPLOYMENT.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill extends certain employment-related protections for people with prior criminal conviction records to all employers with at least three employees. Someone who believes that they were denied employment solely because of a criminal conviction may file a discriminatory practice complaint with the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO).

It is anticipated that any increased complaints can be handled by existing staff, and thus would not result in a fiscal impact.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None