S. 2021 - Fair Chance Act

Government operations and politics. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to prohibit Federal agencies and Federal contractors from requesting that an applicant for employment disclose criminal history record information before the applicant has received a conditional offer, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Fair Chance Act

S. 2021 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to prohibit Federal agencies and Federal contractors from requesting that an applicant for employment disclose criminal history record information before the applicant has received a conditional offer, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to prohibit Federal agencies and Federal contractors from requesting that an applicant for employment disclose criminal history record information before the applicant has received a conditional offer, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Fair Chance Act
  • Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2015
  • Fair Chance Act
  • Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2015
  • Fair Chance Act
Sponsor
Cory A. Booker
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Government operations and politics
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Administrative remedies
  • Congressional oversight
  • Correctional facilities and imprisonment
  • Criminal justice information and records
  • Department of Defense
  • Employee hiring
  • Employee performance
  • Employment discrimination and employee rights
  • Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Military procurement, research, weapons development
  • Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
  • Public contracts and procurement
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced9/10/2015
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced9/10/2015
9/10/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
9/10/2015Introduced in Senate
Put on a legislative calendar10/07/2015Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
1/12/2016Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Johnson with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 114-200.
Put on a legislative calendar1/12/2016Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 344.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. November - December 2010 For $400,989 Against $0
  2. January - February 2011 For $1,618,363 Against $0
  3. March - April 2011 For $3,391,235 Against $0
  4. May - June 2011 For $3,771,407 Against $0
  5. July - August 2011 For $1,559,092 Against $0
  6. September - October 2011 For $3,850,543 Against $0
  7. November - December 2011 For $3,624,450 Against $0
  8. January - February 2012 For $2,260,451 Against $0
  9. March - April 2012 For $3,824,793 Against $0
  10. May - June 2012 For $4,570,909 Against $0
  11. July - August 2012 For $3,791,407 Against $0
  12. September - October 2012 For $7,624,752 Against $0
  13. November - December 2012 For $962,137 Against $0
  14. January - February 2013 For $1,034,053 Against $0
  15. March - April 2013 For $2,759,858 Against $0
  16. May - June 2013 For $2,649,165 Against $0
  17. July - August 2013 For $1,606,559 Against $0
  18. September - October 2013 For $2,253,120 Against $0
  19. November - December 2013 For $2,167,611 Against $0
  20. January - February 2014 For $1,179,580 Against $0
  21. March - April 2014 For $2,633,839 Against $0
  22. May - June 2014 For $3,194,203 Against $0
  23. July - August 2014 For $1,663,549 Against $0
  24. September - October 2014 For $3,453,891 Against $0
  25. November - December 2014 For $671,451 Against $0
  26. January - February 2015 For $1,098,729 Against $0
  27. March - April 2015 For $2,520,522 Against $0
  28. May - June 2015 For $2,739,234 Against $0
  29. July - August 2015 For $1,082,239 Against $0
  30. September - October 2015 For $1,975,205 Against $0
  31. November - December 2015 For $1,931,726 Against $0
  32. January - February 2016 For $1,121,994 Against $0
  33. March - April 2016 For $2,229,941 Against $0
  34. May - June 2016 For $2,755,219 Against $0
  35. July - August 2016 For $1,492,792 Against $0
  36. September - October 2016 For $1,524,623 Against $0
  37. November - December 2016 For $164,261 Against $0

Votes

    23 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Fair Chance Act

    23 organizations supported this bill

    9to5
    Undersigned organizations (2015, October 7). Vote Yes on the Manager’s Amendment to S. 2021 the "Fair Chance Act of 2015" Vote No on all other Amendments. Retrieved October 8, 2015, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    American Bar Association
    Susman, Thomas M. (2015, October 6). Re: S. 2021 (Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2015). Retrieved October 7, 2015, from ABA.
    American Civil Liberties Union
    Undersigned organizations (2015, October 7). Vote Yes on the Manager’s Amendment to S. 2021 the "Fair Chance Act of 2015" Vote No on all other Amendments. Retrieved October 8, 2015, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    American Federation of Government Employees
    Undersigned organizations (2015, October 7). Vote Yes on the Manager’s Amendment to S. 2021 the "Fair Chance Act of 2015" Vote No on all other Amendments. Retrieved October 8, 2015, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    Center for American Progress
    Cox, Todd A. (2015, October 22). Congress Should Act to Make Criminal Justice Reform History. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from Center for American Progress.
    Equal Rights Advocates
    Undersigned organizations (2015, October 7). Vote Yes on the Manager’s Amendment to S. 2021 the "Fair Chance Act of 2015" Vote No on all other Amendments. Retrieved October 8, 2015, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    Facebook
    Goler, Lori (2015, November 3). Ban the Box. Retrieved November 3, 2015, from Facebook.
    Forward Together
    Undersigned organizations (2015, October 7). Vote Yes on the Manager’s Amendment to S. 2021 the "Fair Chance Act of 2015" Vote No on all other Amendments. Retrieved October 8, 2015, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    Heartland Alliance
    Undersigned organizations (2015, October 7). Vote Yes on the Manager’s Amendment to S. 2021 the "Fair Chance Act of 2015" Vote No on all other Amendments. Retrieved October 8, 2015, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
    Undersigned organizations (2015, October 7). Vote Yes on the Manager’s Amendment to S. 2021 the "Fair Chance Act of 2015" Vote No on all other Amendments. Retrieved October 8, 2015, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
    Leadership Conference (2015, September 11). Civil and Human Rights Coalition Applauds Introduction of Federal “Ban the Box” Bill, Reiterates Call for Executive Order. Retrieved September 14, 2015, from Leadership Conference.
    National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    Undersigned organizations (2015, October 7). Vote Yes on the Manager’s Amendment to S. 2021 the "Fair Chance Act of 2015" Vote No on all other Amendments. Retrieved October 8, 2015, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    National Association of Social Workers
    Undersigned organizations (2015, October 7). Vote Yes on the Manager’s Amendment to S. 2021 the "Fair Chance Act of 2015" Vote No on all other Amendments. Retrieved October 8, 2015, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    National Black Justice Coalition
    Undersigned organizations (2015, October 7). Vote Yes on the Manager’s Amendment to S. 2021 the "Fair Chance Act of 2015" Vote No on all other Amendments. Retrieved October 8, 2015, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    National Council of La Raza
    Undersigned organizations (2015, October 7). Vote Yes on the Manager’s Amendment to S. 2021 the "Fair Chance Act of 2015" Vote No on all other Amendments. Retrieved October 8, 2015, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    National Disability Rights Network
    Undersigned organizations (2015, October 7). Vote Yes on the Manager’s Amendment to S. 2021 the "Fair Chance Act of 2015" Vote No on all other Amendments. Retrieved October 8, 2015, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    National Employment Law Project
    Undersigned organizations (2015, October 7). Vote Yes on the Manager’s Amendment to S. 2021 the "Fair Chance Act of 2015" Vote No on all other Amendments. Retrieved October 8, 2015, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    National Employment Lawyers Association
    Undersigned organizations (2015, October 7). Vote Yes on the Manager’s Amendment to S. 2021 the "Fair Chance Act of 2015" Vote No on all other Amendments. Retrieved October 8, 2015, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    Safer Foundation
    Undersigned organizations (2015, October 7). Vote Yes on the Manager’s Amendment to S. 2021 the "Fair Chance Act of 2015" Vote No on all other Amendments. Retrieved October 8, 2015, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    Sentencing Project
    Undersigned organizations (2015, October 7). Vote Yes on the Manager’s Amendment to S. 2021 the "Fair Chance Act of 2015" Vote No on all other Amendments. Retrieved October 8, 2015, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
    Undersigned organizations (2015, October 7). Vote Yes on the Manager’s Amendment to S. 2021 the "Fair Chance Act of 2015" Vote No on all other Amendments. Retrieved October 8, 2015, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    Treatment Communities of America
    Undersigned organizations (2015, October 7). Vote Yes on the Manager’s Amendment to S. 2021 the "Fair Chance Act of 2015" Vote No on all other Amendments. Retrieved October 8, 2015, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    YWCA USA
    Undersigned organizations (2015, October 7). Vote Yes on the Manager’s Amendment to S. 2021 the "Fair Chance Act of 2015" Vote No on all other Amendments. Retrieved October 8, 2015, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

    0 organizations opposed this bill

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$265,577$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$656,210$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$2,441,663$0
    John BarrassoRWY$139,749$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$2,563,498$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$1,161,705$0
    Roy BluntRMO$650,656$0
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$2,403,327$0
    John BoozmanRAR$115,593$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$51,197$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$3,083,268$0
    Richard BurrRNC$595,669$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$835,407$0
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$523,576$0
    Ben CardinDMD$590,178$0
    Tom CarperDDE$291,059$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$1,875,764$0
    Bill CassidyRLA$415,018$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$84,800$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$367,475$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$370,306$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$1,111,231$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$480,971$0
    John CornynRTX$674,657$0
    Tom CottonRAR$492,474$0
    Mike CrapoRID$271,754$0
    Ted CruzRTX$991,838$0
    Steve DainesRMT$145,595$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$935,908$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$1,412,982$0
    Mike EnziRWY$127,877$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$77,645$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$765,888$0
    Deb FischerRNE$196,487$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$277,902$0
    Al FrankenDMN$1,514,449$0
    Cory GardnerRCO$366,752$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$3,003,917$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$952,489$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$419,966$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$482,159$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$959,532$0
    Heidi HeitkampDND$947,319$0
    Dean HellerRNV$247,965$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$1,289,043$0
    John HoevenRND$76,846$0
    Jim InhofeROK$140,450$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$470,835$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$388,847$0
    Tim KaineDVA$3,399,931$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$345,913$0
    Mark KirkRIL$392,966$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$993,845$0
    James LankfordROK$206,990$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$669,104$0
    Mike LeeRUT$344,394$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$387,225$0
    Ed MarkeyDMA$1,779,748$0
    John McCainRAZ$490,939$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$3,758,552$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,122,864$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,439,892$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$592,259$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$61,850$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$206,389$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$312,134$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$1,260,995$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$1,454,232$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,193,395$0
    Rand PaulRKY$206,455$0
    David PerdueRGA$249,417$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$1,790,071$0
    Rob PortmanROH$1,102,439$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$454,121$0
    Harry ReidDNV$380,353$0
    Jim RischRID$45,100$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$303,861$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$120,210$0
    Marco RubioRFL$651,417$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$450,007$0
    Ben SasseRNE$174,460$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$1,161,680$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$2,189,850$0
    Tim ScottRSC$531,333$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$73,103$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,731,321$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$244,100$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$1,106,166$0
    Dan SullivanRAK$263,906$0
    Jon TesterDMT$1,777,113$0
    John ThuneRSD$304,975$0
    Thom TillisRNC$446,710$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,248,620$0
    Tom UdallDNM$787,139$0
    David VitterRLA$141,392$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,463,070$0
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$5,771,419$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$726,473$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$176,065$0
    Ron WydenDOR$962,456$0

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$265,577$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$656,210$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$2,441,663$0
    John BarrassoRWY$139,749$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$2,563,498$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$1,161,705$0
    Roy BluntRMO$650,656$0
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$2,403,327$0
    John BoozmanRAR$115,593$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$51,197$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$3,083,268$0
    Richard BurrRNC$595,669$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$835,407$0
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$523,576$0
    Ben CardinDMD$590,178$0
    Tom CarperDDE$291,059$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$1,875,764$0
    Bill CassidyRLA$415,018$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$84,800$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$367,475$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$370,306$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$1,111,231$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$480,971$0
    John CornynRTX$674,657$0
    Tom CottonRAR$492,474$0
    Mike CrapoRID$271,754$0
    Ted CruzRTX$991,838$0
    Steve DainesRMT$145,595$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$935,908$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$1,412,982$0
    Mike EnziRWY$127,877$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$77,645$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$765,888$0
    Deb FischerRNE$196,487$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$277,902$0
    Al FrankenDMN$1,514,449$0
    Cory GardnerRCO$366,752$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$3,003,917$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$952,489$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$419,966$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$482,159$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$959,532$0
    Heidi HeitkampDND$947,319$0
    Dean HellerRNV$247,965$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$1,289,043$0
    John HoevenRND$76,846$0
    Jim InhofeROK$140,450$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$470,835$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$388,847$0
    Tim KaineDVA$3,399,931$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$345,913$0
    Mark KirkRIL$392,966$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$993,845$0
    James LankfordROK$206,990$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$669,104$0
    Mike LeeRUT$344,394$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$387,225$0
    Ed MarkeyDMA$1,779,748$0
    John McCainRAZ$490,939$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$3,758,552$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,122,864$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,439,892$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$592,259$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$61,850$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$206,389$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$312,134$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$1,260,995$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$1,454,232$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,193,395$0
    Rand PaulRKY$206,455$0
    David PerdueRGA$249,417$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$1,790,071$0
    Rob PortmanROH$1,102,439$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$454,121$0
    Harry ReidDNV$380,353$0
    Jim RischRID$45,100$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$303,861$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$120,210$0
    Marco RubioRFL$651,417$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$450,007$0
    Ben SasseRNE$174,460$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$1,161,680$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$2,189,850$0
    Tim ScottRSC$531,333$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$73,103$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,731,321$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$244,100$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$1,106,166$0
    Dan SullivanRAK$263,906$0
    Jon TesterDMT$1,777,113$0
    John ThuneRSD$304,975$0
    Thom TillisRNC$446,710$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,248,620$0
    Tom UdallDNM$787,139$0
    David VitterRLA$141,392$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,463,070$0
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$5,771,419$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$726,473$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$176,065$0
    Ron WydenDOR$962,456$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Attorneys & law firms$57,657,794
    Women's issues$8,250,935
    Democratic/Liberal$7,379,240
    Trial lawyers & law firms$6,396,942
    Outpatient health services (incl drug & alcohol)$2,224,128
    Federal employees unions$1,123,000
    Social Media$987,715
    Gay & lesbian rights & issues$815,726
    Minority/Ethnic Groups$612,336
    Welfare & Social Work$587,558
    Health & welfare policy$547,752
    Churches, clergy & religious organizations$525,766
    Human Rights$45,000

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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