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SB13-018: Permissible Use Of Credit Information By Employers

Privacy & Technology
Bill Number: SB13-018
Year: 2013
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: Fischer/Ulibarri


The bill creates the "Employment Opportunity Act", which specifies the purposes for which consumer credit information (i.e., consumer credit reports and credit scores) can be used by an employer or potential employer (jointly referred to as "employer"). Specifically, the bill:

  • Prohibits an employer's use of consumer credit informationfor employment purposes if the information is unrelated to the job;
  • Requires an employer to disclose to an employee or applicant for employment (jointly referred to as "employee") when the employer uses the employee's consumer credit information to take adverse action against him or her and the particular credit information upon which the employer relied;
  • Authorizes an employee aggrieved by a violation of the above provisions to bring suit for an injunction, damages, or both; and
  • Requires the department of labor and employment to enforce the laws related to employer use of consumer credit information.

Current Status:

03/28/2013 - Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
03/25/2013 - House Third Reading Passed
04/10/2013 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/11/2013 - House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
04/19/2013 - Governor Action - Signed
02/13/2013 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Business, Labor, Economic, & Workforce Development

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