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LRB-4281/1
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2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
February 8, 2016 - Introduced by Representatives C. Taylor, Mason, Barnes,
Goyke, Kessler, Young, Sinicki, Zepnick, Sargent, Berceau, Ohnstad, Pope,
Brostoff, Considine, Spreitzer and Subeck, cosponsored by Senators L.
Taylor
, Harris Dodd, C. Larson, Wirch, Miller, Risser, Ringhand and
Vinehout. Referred to Committee on Workforce Development.
AB879,1,3 1An Act to create 111.335 (1) (am) of the statutes; relating to: prohibiting
2consideration of the conviction record of an applicant for employment before the
3applicant has been selected for an interview.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill provides that employment discrimination because of conviction record
includes requesting an applicant for employment, on an application form or
otherwise, to supply information regarding the conviction record of the applicant, or
otherwise inquiring into or considering the conviction record of an applicant for
employment, before the applicant has been selected for an interview by the
prospective employer.
The bill, however, does not prohibit an employer from notifying applicants for
employment that an individual with a particular conviction record may be
disqualified by law or the employer's policies from employment in particular
positions.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB879,1 4Section 1. 111.335 (1) (am) of the statutes is created to read:
AB879,2,45 111.335 (1) (am) 1. Employment discrimination because of conviction record
6includes requesting an applicant for employment, on an application form or

1otherwise, to supply information regarding the conviction record of the applicant, or
2otherwise inquiring into or considering the conviction record of an applicant for
3employment, before the applicant has been selected for an interview by the
4prospective employer.
AB879,2,85 2. Subdivision 1. does not prohibit an employer from notifying applicants for
6employment that, subject to this section and ss. 111.321 and 111.322, an individual
7with a particular conviction record may be disqualified by law or under the
8employer's policies from employment in particular positions.
AB879,2 9Section 2. Initial applicability.
AB879,2,1110 (1) Consideration of conviction record. This act first applies to an application
11for employment submitted to an employer on the effective date of this subsection.
AB879,3 12Section 3. Effective date.
AB879,2,1413 (1) Consideration of conviction record. This act takes effect on the first day
14of the 6th month beginning after publication.
AB879,2,1515 (End)
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