Florida Senate - 2011                                    SB 1562
       By Senator Siplin
       19-01657-11                                           20111562__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to employment practices; prohibiting
    3         the use of a job applicant’s personal credit history
    4         as a hiring criterion; providing an exception;
    5         providing an effective date.
    7  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
    9         Section 1. (1) Except where required by law, it is an
   10  improper employment practice for an employer to directly or
   11  indirectly use a job applicant’s personal credit history as a
   12  hiring criterion.
   13         (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), an employer may request
   14  a credit history background check as part of the application
   15  process if such history is shown to be directly related to the
   16  position sought by the applicant. However, such history may not
   17  be the determining factor in whether the applicant is ultimately
   18  hired to the position sought.
   19         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2011.