SB12-003 - Permissible Use Of Credit Information By Employers

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning The Use Of Consumer Credit Information By Employers.

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 information for employment purposes if the information is unrelated to the job;
  • Requires an employer to disclose to an employee or applicant for employment (jointly, "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.

House Committees

Senate Committees

Latest update: March 19, 2012
03/19/2012 House Committee on Local Government Postpone Indefinitely
02/22/2012 Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government
02/21/2012 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments
02/20/2012 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
02/16/2012 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
02/13/2012 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
01/11/2012 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary