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Use of Criminal History Information in Employment Decisions

On April 27, 2017, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed legislation (S.B. 312) barring political subdivisions from prohibiting employers from obtaining or using criminal history information during the hiring process. The legislation also prohibits criminal history information concerning an employee or former employee from being introduced in a civil action based on the employee’s or the former employee’s conduct under certain circumstances.

The law is effective July 1, 2017.

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Guns in Trunks

On April 26, 2017, Governor Eric Holcomb signed legislation (S.B. 43) stating that a person may not adopt or enforce an ordinance that prohibits an employee of the person, including a contract employee, from possessing a firearm or ammunition that is locked in the trunk of the employee’s vehicle.

The law is an emergency act and is effective immediately.

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