H.R. 645: Equal Employment for All Act

Introduced:
Feb 13, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Steve Cohen
Representative for Tennessee's 9th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 13, 2013
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 321 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 19, 2011

S. 1837 (Related)
Equal Employment for All Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 17, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 13, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Feb 13, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 13, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

3% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
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
40 cosponsors (40D) (show)
Committees

House Financial Services

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2/13/2013--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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