Colorado Democrats bring back “ban the box” — and this time it could happen

“Today, Dybing is an advocate of "ban the box," a bill that would prohibit employers from asking about past criminal convictions on that initial application. Democrats have tried to pass it before, but it always died in the Republican-controlled Senate. Now, with Democrats holding the majority in both chambers of the statehouse and a more business-friendly version of the bill, this could be the year it happens."

"Rep. Leslie Herod, D-Denver, says she's confident that her new bill, HB19-1025, is on its way to Gov. Jared Polis' desk. It passed out of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday on an 8-3 vote."

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