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Here are several impactful issues that Colorado lawmakers will tackle early in the new legislative session

January 1, 2019

"Second chances seems to be a theme for this upcoming session, which is why Democratic Representative Leslie Herod is introducing a bill to change job applications."


"We know if you have a prior conviction in Colorado," Herod said. "When you apply for a job, you have to check a box saying you have a prior conviction. This stops people from speaking one-on-one and saying 'this happened in my past, but I'm ready to move forward and explain themselves.' We want to ban the box in Colorado so that on the interview application you can't ask someone about prior convictions but you can in the interview." 


"The last time this was brought up, Herod said some businesses were worried this put too much of a limitation on their hiring process."


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