Maine LD 673: An Act To Help Prevent Age Discrimination

LD 673 (subjects: EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES , HIRING )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=673&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Michel Lajoie of Lewiston: (D – District 58) — e-mail | Facebook

8 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/3/2015 House Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/5/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Volk of Cumberland, REFERRED to the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development, in concurrence.
4/7/2015 Senate Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Help Prevent Age Discrimination

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 26 MRSA 594-A is enacted to read:

594-A. High school questions on applications for employment

An employer or an agent of an employer may not include a question on an application form for employment with that employer that asks for an applicant’s year of high school graduation. Any employer who violates this section commits a civil violation for which a fine of not more than $500 for each violation may be adjudged. The director shall enforce this section.

SUMMARY

This bill prohibits an employer or an agent of an employer from including on a job application form a question that asks for the year of an applicant’s high school graduation. The Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Standards shall enforce the law with a fine of up to $500 per violation.

Patterns of Support

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This information about LD 673 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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