Currently, 60 percent of all companies use credit history as a pre-employment screening tool.  But Senator Morgan Carroll of Aurora  is trying to change that.  She is the sponsor of Senate Bill 3 which calls for a limit on when employers can check your credit.

If you are applying for a job where you deal with large sums of money or you are a person in a positionof trust dealing with the elderly or vulnerable, credit checks are justifiable.

Senate bill 3 goes before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Feb 13th at 1:30.  It is open to the public.  You can also reach Senator Carroll by email-


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