Most-Watched Bills on State Bill
State Bill Colorado is the legislative tracking tool from Circuit Media. Its users are legislators, lobbyists and Capitol insiders. The following bills are the top 10 most-watched bills.

by Law Week Contributor

House Bill 1025

Limits on Job Applicant Criminal History Inquiries

Sponsor: Rep. Jovan Melton (D)

Status: Assigned to House Judiciary Committee

Summary: The bill would prohibit employers from advertising that a person with a criminal history may not apply for a position; placing a statement in an employment application that a person with a criminal history may not apply for a position; or inquiring about an applicant’s criminal history on an initial application. An employer may obtain a job applicant’s criminal history at any time.

Senate Bill 085

Equal Pay for Equal Work Act

Sponsors: Sens. Jessie Danielson (D) and Brittany Pettersen (D)

Status: Assigned to Senate Judiciary Committee

Summary: The bill removes the authority of the director of the Division of Labor Standards and Statistics in the Department of Labor and Employment to enforce wage discrimination complaints based on an employee’s sex and instead permits an aggrieved person to bring a civil action in district court.

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