1.2relating to public safety; addressing the consideration of a job applicant's criminal 1.3history during the public employment hiring process; proposing coding for new 1.4law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 364. 1.5BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
1.6 Section 1. [364.021] PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT; CONSIDERATION OF 1.7CRIMINAL RECORDS. 1.8(a) A public employer may not inquire into or consider the criminal record or 1.9criminal history of an applicant for public employment until the applicant has been 1.10selected for an interview by the employer. 1.11(b) This section does not apply to the Department of Corrections or to public 1.12employers who have a statutory duty to conduct a criminal history background check 1.13or otherwise take into consideration a potential employee's criminal history during the 1.14hiring process.
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