Mon, 9 March 2015
The State House is the next stop for a bill seeking a change in law that employers only consider an applicant’s criminal record once a candidate has passed the initial screening of applicants. The measure, Senate Bill 583, passed the Senate last week. Albuquerque Democrat Bill O’Neill is the bill’s Senate sponsor. O’Neill’s measure has been called the “ban the box” bill because it would do away with checking an application’s yes or no box to answer the question: “Have you ever been convicted of a felony?” Tom Trowbridge has the story.