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364.021 PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT; CONSIDERATION OF CRIMINAL RECORDS.

(a) A public employer may not inquire into or consider the criminal record or criminal history of an applicant for public employment until the applicant has been selected for an interview by the employer.

(b) This section does not apply to the Department of Corrections or to public employers who have a statutory duty to conduct a criminal history background check or otherwise take into consideration a potential employee's criminal history during the hiring process.

(c) This section does not prohibit a public employer from notifying applicants that law or the employer's policy will disqualify an individual with a particular criminal history background from employment in particular positions.