Ch. 76 1997 Session Laws of Kansas 293
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of
Section 1. K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 22-4710 is hereby amended to read
follows: 22-4710. (a) It is unlawful for any employer or prospective em-
ployer to require a person to inspect or challenge any criminal history
record information relating to that person for the purpose of obtaining a
copy of the person's record in order to qualify for employment.
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(b) Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be
guilty of a class A misdemeanor.
(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) or any
vision of this act, an employer may require a job applicant or a prospective
independent contractor to sign a release allowing the employer to access
the applicant's or independent contractor's criminal history record infor-
mation for purposes of determining the applicant's fitness for
director bureau may charge an
employer a reasonable fee for
the preparation of a report detailing
applicant's such criminal history
record information, and pursuant to rules and regulations may establish
a fee schedule or charge varying rates depending upon the quantity of
director bureau shall be immune
from any and all claims or
causes of action arising from the release of criminal history record infor-
mation provided to an employer pursuant to a release signed by a job
(f) No employer shall be liable for any employment decision
cision to enter into a contract with an independent contractor based upon
an applicant's or employee's
such criminal history record
information, provided the information that led to the employment or
contracting decision reasonably bears upon the independent contractor's,
applicant's or employee's trustworthiness, or the safety or well-being of
the employer's employees or customers.
Sec. 2. K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 22-4710 is hereby repealed.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and
publication in the statute book.
Approved April 7, 1997.