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File #: 150815    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 10/29/2015 In control: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: Final action: 12/10/2015
Title: Amending Chapter 9-3500 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Fair Criminal Records Screening Standards," by amending certain definitions and adding certain additional requirements with respect to screening job applicants and license applicants for criminal history; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Jones
Indexes: FAIR CRIMINAL RECORD SCREENING STANDARDS
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy15081501.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsVideo
12/15/20151 MAYOR SIGNED  Action details Not available
12/10/20151 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass Action details Not available
12/3/20151 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass Action details Not available
12/3/20151 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
12/3/20151 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
12/2/20150 Committee on Public Safety HEARING NOTICES SENT  Action details Not available
12/2/20150 Committee on Public Safety HEARING HELD  Action details Not available
12/2/20150 Committee on Public Safety AMENDED  Action details Not available
12/2/20151 Committee on Public Safety REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED  Action details Not available
11/13/20150 Committee on Public Safety HEARING NOTICES SENT  Action details Not available
11/13/20150 Committee on Public Safety RECESSED  Action details Not available
10/29/20150 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass Action details Not available
Title
Amending Chapter 9-3500 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Fair Criminal Records Screening Standards," by amending certain definitions and adding certain additional requirements with respect to screening job applicants and license applicants for criminal history; all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Chapter 9-3500 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

CHAPTER 9-3500. FAIR CRIMINAL RECORDS SCREENING STANDARDS.

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§ 9-3502. Definitions.

As used in this Chapter the following terms have the following meanings:

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(3) "Conditional offer of employment" means an offer by an employer to hire an applicant, which may be withdrawn only if the employer subsequently determines that the applicant (i) has a conviction record which, based on an individualized assessment as required by § 9-3504(2), would reasonably lead an employer to conclude that the applicant would pose an unacceptable risk in the position applied for; or (ii) does not meet other legal or physical requirements of the job.

[(3)] (4) "Conviction" * * *

[(4)] (5) "Employment" means any occupation, vocation, job, work for pay or employment, including temporary or seasonal work, contracted work, contingent work and work through the services of a temporary or other employment agency; or any form of vocational or educational training with or without pay. "Employment" shall not, for the purposes of this Chapter, include membership in any law enforcement agency, or domestic services in or about the private home in which the employer resides, as defined in the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act, 43 P.S. § 333.101, and its regulations at 34 Pa. Code § 231.1 (b).

[(5)] (6) "Inquiry" * * *

[(6) "Interview" means any direct contact by the employer with the applicant, whether in person or by telephone, to discuss the employment being sou...

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