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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 100N: Employment applications and trade or professional licensures; effect of expunged records

Section 100N. (a) A record expunged pursuant to section 100F, section 100G, section 100H or section 100K shall not operate to disqualify a person in any examination, appointment or application for employment with any county agency, municipal agency or state agency nor shall such expunged records be admissible in evidence or used in any way in any court proceedings or hearings before any boards or commissions or in determining suitability for the practice of any trade or profession requiring licensure. No county agency, municipal agency or state agency shall, directly or indirectly, when determining a person's eligibility for examination, appointment or employment with any county agency, municipal agency or state agency require the disclosure of a criminal record expunged pursuant to section 100F, section 100G, section 100H or section 100K. An applicant for examination, appointment or employment with any county agency, municipal agency or state agency whose record was expunged pursuant to section 100F, section 100G, section 100H or section 100K may answer ''no record' with respect to an inquiry herein relative to prior arrests, criminal court appearances, juvenile court appearances, adjudications, or convictions. An applicant for examination, appointment or employment with any county agency, municipal agency or state agency whose record was expunged pursuant to section 100F, section 100G, section 100H or section 100K may answer ''no record'' to an inquiry herein relative to prior arrests or criminal court appearances.

(b) An application for employment used by any employer which seeks information concerning prior arrests or convictions of the applicant shall include the following statement: ''An applicant for employment with a record expunged pursuant to section 100F, section 100G, section 100H or section 100K of chapter 276 may answer 'no record' with respect to an inquiry herein relative to prior arrests, criminal court appearances or convictions. An applicant for employment with a record expunged pursuant to section 100F, section 100G, section 100H or section 100K of chapter 276 may answer 'no record' to an inquiry herein relative to prior arrests, criminal court appearances, juvenile court appearances, adjudications or convictions.''