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H. B. No. 131 As IntroducedAs Introduced
|129th General Assembly|
Representatives Murray, Hagan, Ramos, Antonio, Clyde
To amend section 4113.99 and to enact section 4113.73
of the Revised Code to prohibit employers from
using a consumer report or investigative consumer
report for employment purposes.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That section 4113.99 be amended and section
4113.73 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 4113.73. (A) No employer shall discharge, refuse to
hire, or otherwise discriminate against any person with respect to
hire, tenure, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, or
any matter directly or indirectly related to employment based upon
a consumer report or investigative consumer report if the report
contains information concerning the person's consumer
creditworthiness, credit standing, or credit capacity.
(B) This section does not apply to an employer's use of a
consumer report or investigative consumer report if the position
of employment is a supervisory, managerial, professional, or
executive position at a financial institution.
(C) As used in this section:
(1) "Employer" has the same meaning as in section 4113.51 of
the Revised Code.
(2) "Consumer report" and "investigative consumer report"
have the same meanings as in the "Fair Credit Reporting Act," 15
Sec. 4113.99. (A) Whoever violates section 4113.15 of the
Revised Code is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(B) Whoever violates section 4113.16, 4113.18,
or 4113.19, or
4113.73 of the Revised Code is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
(C) Whoever violates section 4113.17 of the Revised Code is
guilty of a minor misdemeanor for a first offense; for each
subsequent offense such person is guilty of a misdemeanor in the
Section 2. That existing section 4113.99 of the Revised Code
is hereby repealed.