This bill was a good step forward, but was sidelined by the novel coronavirus pandemic. We remain committed to this legislation and plan to advance it during the next legislative session.

Most job applications have a checkbox asking applicants to disclose if they have a criminal record. Checking the box slashes the likelihood of a callback or offer by nearly 50 percent. This is devastating for people who are trying to rebuild their lives and provide for their families.

Banning the box gives all job applicants a fair chance at opportunity and a fresh start.

Bill Movement

  • Pre-Filed: 8/27/2019
  • Introduced: 1/7/20
  • Passed House Committee: N/A
  • Passed House: N/A
  • Accepted by Senate: N/A
  • Passed Senate Committee: N/A
  • Passed Senate: N/A
  • Sent to Governor: N/A

Status

Failed

Session

2020 General Assembly

Bill number

Position

Support