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“Ban the Box” Talking Points SB250 (McEachin) and HB892 (Krupicka)

Jan 21, 2014 | by admin

Please contact committee legislators enclosed supporting Ban-the-Box fair and commonsense legislation. Thank you.

HB892 and SB250 would prohibit state agencies from inquiring about criminal history on employment applications.

Unemployed former offenders are 2.1 times more likely to be re-arrested than employed former offenders.

75% of former offenders remain unemployed for up to one year after release.

Discriminating based on criminal history has become a liability for Virginia: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has started to take actions against employers that fail to hire somebody solely due to a criminal background.
SB250 and HB892 do not effect law enforcement agencies or positions designated as sensitive positions; they are exempt from the changes

Businesses are missing out on qualified applicants because they are making assumptions about ex-offenders before interviewing them.  Employers have the right to know a potential employee’s criminal background, but should not be allowed to discriminate based on that one factor. SB250 and HB892 are about giving people the ability to successfully re-integrate into society by helping them get past the first hurdle in the job application process.

 

HB 892 – “BAN THE BOX”
HOUSE COURTS OF JUSTICE COMMITTEE; CRIMINAL SUBCOMMITTEE

Delegate Robert B. Bell (Chairman) (R), 58th

(804) 698-1058

Room 720

DelRBell@house.virginia.gov

Delegate David B. Albo (R), 42nd

(804) 698-1042

Room 529

DelDAlbo@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Benjamin L. Cline (R), 24th

(804) 698-1024

Room 722

DelBCline@house.virginia.gov

Delegate C. Todd Gilbert (R), 15th

(804) 698-1015

Room 509

DelTGilbert@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Jackson H. Miller (R), 50th

(804) 698-1050

Room 418

DelJMiller@house.virginia.go

Delegate Ronald A. Villanueva (R), 21st

(804) 698-1021

Room 412

DelRVillanueva@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Rick L. Morris (R), 64th

(804) 698-1064

Room 817

DelRMorris@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Les R. Adams (R), 16th

(804) 698-1016

Room 719

DelLAdams@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Vivian E. Watts (D), 39th

(804) 698-1039

Room 514

DelVWatts@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Charniele L. Herring (D), 46th

(804) 698-1046

Room 710

DelCHerring@house.virginia.gov

Delegate T. Monty Mason (D), 93rd

(804) 698-1093

Room 806

DelMMason@house.virginia.gov

 

SB250 – “BAN THE BOX”
SENATE COMMITTEE ON GENERAL LAWS AND TECHNOLOGY

Senator Frank M. Ruff, Jr.   (R) – Senate District 15

Room 328

(804) 698-7515

district15@senate.virginia.gov

Senator Charles J. Colgan   (D) – Senate District 29

Room 326

(804) 698-7529

district29@senate.virginia.gov

Senator Walter A. Stosch   (R) – Senate District 12

Room 626

(804) 698-7512

district12@senate.virginia.gov

Senator Stephen H. Martin   (R) – Senate District 11

Room 311

(804) 698-7511

district11@senate.virginia.gov

Senator Mamie E. Locke   (D) – Senate District 2

Room 427

(804) 698-7502

district02@senate.virginia.gov

Senator J. Chapman Petersen   (D) – Senate District 34

Room 329

(804) 698-7534

district34@senate.virginia.gov

Senator George L. Barker   (D) – Senate District 39

Room 315

(804) 698-7539

district39@senate.virginia.gov

Senator Jill Holtzman Vogel   (R) – Senate District 27

Room 309

(804) 698-7527

district27@senate.virginia.gov

Senator Richard H. Stuart   (R) – Senate District 28

Room 302

(804) 698-7528

district28@senate.virginia.gov

Senator Richard H. Black   (R) – Senate District 13

Room 308

(804) 698-7513

district13@senate.virginia.gov

Senator Bryce E. Reeves   (R) – Senate District 17

Room 320

(804) 698-7517

district17@senate.virginia.gov

Senator Thomas A. Garrett   (R) – Senate District 22

Room 317

(804) 698-7522

district22@senate.virginia.gov

Senator R. Creigh Deeds   (D) – Senate District 25

Room 430

(804) 698-7525

email: district25@senate.virginia.gov

Senator Adam P. Ebbin   (D) – Senate District 30

Room 318

(804) 698-7530

district30@senate.virginia.gov