Indiana State Laws
Additional State Laws
House Bill 1264 (HB1264) requires any person who might work or volunteer at a child care facility to first pass a national criminal background check. It also stipulates that if a person is applying for a license to operate a child care home, then they, their spouse and household members who are 18 years old (or younger if they have been waived from juvenile to adult court) must pass a background check.
HB1264 also notes that the results of a background screening could lead to the issuance, denial, suspension and revocation of licenses that are required to work in the child care industry. It lists various convictions that would make a person ineligible to run or work at a child care facility.
Governor Eric J. Holcomb signed a bill that requires the removal of questions about convictions and criminal history from all job applications within the Executive Branch. There is an exception for positions in which an applicant is automatically disqualified for having certain criminal convictions.
The bill also states that background checks will still be run on job seekers – but that will occur later in the hiring process.
The Fair Chance Hiring Process went into effect on July 1, 2017.
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