Persons may not be disqualified from employment by the state or from any business licensed by the state solely because of a prior conviction of a crime. Records of arrest that are not followed by a conviction, or records of conviction that have been erased, cannot be used by the state in connection with an application for employment or licensing.
Permissible practices.--Employment may be denied because of a prior
conviction of a crime if the following factors led to a determination of
unsuitability: the nature of the crime and its relationship to the job applied
for, the degree of the person's rehabilitation; and the time elapsed since the
conviction or release.