Ban the Box
HB 1298 passed out of its policy committee and has a Hearing in the House Appropriations Committee on Feb 16th!
SB 5312 made it past its policy committee and is now waiting to be heard in the Senate Rules Committee.
Two similar bills (HB 1298 & SB 5312) make our job applications fairer. These bills “ban the box” on job applications asking about criminal history, preventing employers from asking about or using non-conviction information in the first stages of a job application. By removing this question from the initial application, people can share their qualifications, passions, and goals first when applying for jobs. Employers will still be able to ask about criminal history during later stages of the application process.
The ability to be a good future employee should not be not determined by past misfortunes. Take Action Today!