Friday, January 24, 2014

HB892 to Ban-the-Box Legislation in Subcommittee Monday Jan. 27

House Bill (HB) 892 to "Ban the Box" is up in subcommittee on Monday, January 27th. It will be in the Criminal Law subcommittee meeting in House Room C in the General Assembly Building (on 9th and Broad).

If you are available we would welcome and encourage you to attend the hearing. The timing unfortunately is not set in stone. The subcommittee meets immediately after the full committee ends, which can vary quite a bit - so it will probably start somewhere between 3-4 pm.

If you are unable to attend

We encourage you to call the members of the subcommittee on Monday morning to voice your support to the bill. Notices will be sent by email on Monday after the hearing to let you know if the bill passes. We hope you will be able to join us in support of this bill.

What is ban-the-box? 

In an effort to put an end to roadblocks that persist for persons with a felony record, Ban the Box seeks to remove questions about an applicant's criminal background from the initial employment forms. This is a fairer employment application process. Additional information visit the Community Restoration Campaign home of the Mobile Justice Tour, and RIHD's home page for information on 2014 legislation affecting former felons and their families:

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