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The "Consumer Reporting Clarification Act of 1998" (Senate Bill 2561, Pub. L. No. 105-347) ("CRCA"), which was signed into law by President Clinton on November 2, 1998, amended the FCRA by, inter alia, removing all restrictions in Section 605(a) on the reporting of criminal convictions by CRAs. Prior to the CRCA, convictions could in most cases be reported only for seven years (the general reporting period in Section 605(a) for non-bankruptcy items of adverse information); as a result of the CRCA, criminal convictions may now be reported regardless of the length of time that the conviction antedates the report.
Section 605(a) of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 U.S.C. 1681c(a))
(1) in paragraph (2), by striking ``Suits and Judgments
which'' and inserting ``Civil suits, civil judgments, and
records of arrest that'';
(2) by striking paragraph (5);
(3) in paragraph (6), by inserting ``, other than records of
convictions of crimes'' after ``of information''; and
(4) by redesignating paragraph (6) as paragraph (5).
10/6/1998 Introduced in Senate
10/6/1998 Passed/agreed to in Senate: Introduced in the Senate, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
10/9/1998 Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
10/9/1998 Cleared for White House.
10/21/1998 Presented to President.
11/2/1998 Signed by President.
11/2/1998 Became Public Law No: 105-347
A bill (S. 2561) to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act with respect to furnishing and using consumer reports for employment purposes.
There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the bill.
Mr. NICKLES. Mr. President, Senator Bryan and I have been working for nearly a year to address concerns within the motor carrier industry with respect to the Fair Credit Reporting Act. I would like to thank Senator Byran for his leadership on this important legislation. We have been working to ensure all involved parties are in agreement with the changes to the Fair Credit Reporting Act in this bill.
WOW NICE SENATORS
Only CA, CO, IL, KS, MA, MT, NV, NH, NM, NY, TX, WA have the 7 year rule, thats amazing the states with the most felons. What a worthless dumb law I think.
I lived in CA and NM, moved to MO and now I'm screwed.