Amend the bill by striking out everything after the enacting clause and inserting the following:
‘Sec. 1. 26 MRSA §600-A is enacted to read:
Sec. 2. 26 MRSA §626-A, first ¶, as amended by PL 2019, c. 35, §2, is further amended to read:
Whoever violates any of the provisions of section 600-A, sections 621-A to 623 or section 626, 628, 628-A, 629 or 629-B is subject to a forfeiture of not less than $100 nor more than $500 for each violation.’
Amend the bill by relettering or renumbering any nonconsecutive Part letter or section number to read consecutively.
Like the bill, the amendment prohibits an employer from requesting criminal history record information on an initial employee application form or stating on an initial employee application form or advertisement or specifying prior to determining a person is otherwise qualified for the position that a person with a criminal history may not apply or will not be considered for a position.
The amendment provides exceptions to those prohibitions, including instances in which federal or state law or regulation or rule mandates for a position that a criminal conviction disqualifies an applicant, or imposes an obligation on an employer not to hire an applicant who has been convicted of a certain type of offense, or requires that an employer conduct a criminal history record check.
An employer who violates this prohibition is subject to a penalty of not less than $100 nor more than $500 for each violation, to be enforced by the Department of Labor.
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