January 24, 2022 — Testimony

Today, to rent an apartment or nail down a job, you almost always have to pass a background check. About 94% of employers and 90% of landlords run criminal background checks, and about 85% of landlords review eviction information.

Nobody should be turned down for an apartment or job because they were erroneously tagged with someone else’s criminal or eviction record or a sealed or expunged record.
H.B. 251 will help ensure accurate reports, including by requiring regulations that would establish standards for matching public records to consumers and create a system for the exclusion of duplicate, outdated, sealed, and expunged public records.