H.R. 3149 (111th): Equal Employment for All Act

Introduced:
Jul 09, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Steve Cohen
Representative for Tennessee's 9th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jul 09, 2009
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 321 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 19, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on July 9, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jul 09, 2009
Referred to Committee Jul 09, 2009
 
Full Title

To amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to prohibit the use of consumer credit checks against prospective and current employees for the purposes of making adverse employment decisions.

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Cosponsors
56 cosponsors (56D) (show)
Committees

House Financial Services

Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit

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7/9/2009--Introduced.
Equal Employment for All Act - Amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act to prohibit a current or prospective employer from using a consumer report or an investigative consumer report, or from causing one to be procured, for either employment purposes or for making an adverse action, if the report contains information that bears upon the consumer's creditworthiness, credit standing, or credit capacity.
Makes exceptions to such prohibition for employment: (1) which requires a national security or Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) clearance; (2) with a state or local government agency which otherwise requires use of a consumer report; or (3) in a supervisory, managerial, professional, or executive position at a financial institution.

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