Legal Question in Employment Law in North Carolina

I live in North Carolina. As far as I am aware, no bill has been submitted to congress to terminate or limit employee background checks in this state. I would like to know how I can verify if such a bill exists, and if there is no bill, how I can get a bill started? Do I draft the bill myself and present it to our state senator? Do I first start with a petition?

Asked on 1/03/13, 2:14 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Kenneth Love Ken Love Law

You are correct, there is no such bill or law. To get such a bill passed you need to get a state senator or state represenative to propose the bill in the general assembly.

To be honest, I don't see such a bill passing. To get it approved you need to get the General Assembly to pass it in a vote. The General Assembly is currently very business and employer friendly and employers will argue that background checks are necessary. That doesn't mean that you shouldn't try.

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Answered on 1/05/13, 1:08 am

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