'Ban the Box' discussion begins

January 21, 2016

Subcommittee members of the Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee met Tuesday to discuss preventing employers from asking an applicant on the initial application about his/her criminal background, an initiative commonly known as “ban the box.” Several members of the lobby expressed their concerns with the legislation, and the subcommittee is expected to convene again next week. Senate File (SF84) was introduced last year. For more information, make sure to participate in tomorrow’s teleconference. Staff contact: Myron Linn

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