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Concerning the criminal history of applicants to institutions of higher education (Chase, Saldana, Hasegawa)

Enacts the Washington Fair Chance to Education Act.

Prohibits institutions of higher education from requesting criminal history in an initial application unless a third-party application is used.

Permits institutions of higher education to request criminal history after an applicant has otherwise been deemed qualified for admission.

Requires institutions of higher education to develop a process to evaluate the relationship between an applicant's criminal history and admissions or residency decisions to justify denial of admission or access to residency

Hearing Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 -- 8:00 am

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=6582&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)