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SENATE BILL NO. 294
INTRODUCED BY B. HOVEN
A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT CLARIFYING LAWS RELATED TO EMPLOYMENT OF THOSE WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS; AMENDING SECTION 39-2-710, MCA; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE."
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 39-2-710, MCA, is amended to read:
"39-2-710. Legal protections in relation to employing individuals with criminal records. A private employer who acts reasonably and substantially complies in good faith with this section may not be held liable regarding claims of negligent hiring or negligent employment for acts committed by an employee with a criminal record if the acts are committed outside the scope of the employment and:
(1) the employer reviewed an arrest record prior to hiring that did not show a disposition of the case or that indicated an acquittal or a dismissal;
(2) the conviction was for:
(a) a misdemeanor offense; or
(b) an offense that was not related to the employment; or
(3) the employee with a criminal record is under the supervision of the probation and parole division of the department of corrections and the employment has been approved by the supervising officer."
NEW SECTION. Section 2. Effective date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval.
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