2002 Regular Session
By: Representative Fleming
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT EMPLOYERS FROM ASKING APPLICANTS ON EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS WHETHER OR NOT SUCH APPLICANT HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF A FELONY; TO CONTINUE TO ALLOW CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS OF APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. No employer doing business in the State of Mississippi may ask on an employment application whether or not the applicant has been convicted of a felony. However, nothing in this act shall be construed as prohibiting an employer from conducting a criminal background check on such applicant, and nothing in this act shall be construed as forcing an employer to hire a convicted felon.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2002.