Indiana’s HB 1033 has gone into effect. Starting July 1, 2012, Indiana residents with restricted or sealed criminal records will be allowed to state that they have not been adjudicated, arrested or convicted of the offense recorded in the restricted records.
Additionally, employers are prohibited from asking an employee, contract employee or applicant about sealed or restricted criminal records.
(The term “restricted” refers to a specific process in Indiana law that makes the record unavailable to the public.)
Finally, HB 1033 also prohibits courts from providing certain limited information to individuals, employers or CRAs. Typically this is information that cannot be used in an employment report according to the FCRA.