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SB 72: Employment Discrimination Against the Unemployed

GENERAL BILL by Joyner

Employment Discrimination Against the Unemployed; Creating the “Fair Employment Opportunity Act”; prohibiting an employer from refusing to consider for employment or refusing to offer employment to, a person because the person is or was unemployed; providing an exception for a bona fide occupational qualification; authorizing the Attorney General to commence a civil action for damages, injunctive relief, civil penalties, and other appropriate relief if the Attorney General has reasonable cause to believe that an employer or employment agency has violated the act, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 5/3/2013 Senate - Died in Commerce and Tourism
Location: In committee/council (CM)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Commerce and Tourism (CM)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice (ACJ)
  4. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/27/2012 Senate • Filed
12/5/2012 Senate • Referred to Commerce and Tourism; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations -SJ 12
3/5/2013 Senate • Introduced -SJ 12
5/3/2013 Senate • Died in Commerce and Tourism