2018 House Bill 6043

Require report to state of disclosures on prospective school employees

Introduced in the House

May 17, 2018

Introduced by Rep. Cara Clemente (D-14)

To expand a law that requires individuals who apply for a school job to sign a document that authorizes the applicant’s current or former employers to disclose any unprofessional conduct to the school. The bill would require the school to report to the Department of Education any information obtained this way about sex or other crimes involving a minor, or inappropriate conduct involving a minor. The bill would also require this if a school receives similar information about a current employee from a credible source. The department would be required to keep these reports for six years.

Referred to the Committee on Law and Justice

May 23, 2018

Reported without amendment

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

May 24, 2018

Passed in the House 88 to 21 (details)

Received in the Senate

May 29, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary

June 7, 2018

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.