SALT LAKE CITY — Utah lawmakers have advanced a bill that would keep criminal charges from showing up on background checks conducted by employers, unless those charges have led to a conviction.
House lawmakers voted 69-6 Tuesday to pass the bill from Provo Republican Sen. Curt Bramble.
The measure pertains to cases in which charges have been dropped. It also deals with situations in which the job applicant has been acquitted or otherwise dismissed.
Spanish Fork Republican Rep. Mike McKell Tuesday said charges should not follow people around if a court has found them not guilty of suspected crimes.
The bill moves to the Senate for further consideration. It must be signed by the governor in order to become law.
Online: SB145 http://le.utah.gov/~2014/bills/static/SB0145.html