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Trone Praises Maryland Legislature Votes to Override Governor Hogan’s Veto of ‘Ban the Box’ Legislation

January 30th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) applauded the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates for voting to override Governor Hogan’s veto of the “ban the box” legislation. Trone recently helped lead the effort to “ban the box” for federal employees and contractors, which President Trump signed into law as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. Trone is now drafting legislation that would “ban the box” as a hiring practice for private sector businesses. 

 

“I applaud the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates votes to override Governor Hogan’s veto of the ‘ban the box’ legislation. As someone transitions back into society, it’s a win for families, communities, and our economy when we break down the barriers that prevent people from earning a living and starting a new life. Unfortunately, once convicted of a crime, it becomes much harder to find a job and be given a fair chance.

 

“Before I came to Congress, I ran a business that ‘banned the box’ on employment applications, resulting in the hiring of more than 500 returning citizens. We all lose out when we don’t benefit from the contributions that everyone, including those formerly incarcerated, can contribute to our communities. 

 

“I look forward to continuing to work with legislators at the state and federal level to push for reforms to our criminal justice system that make our state and country more just and fair for every person.”

3 Responses to “Trone Praises Maryland Legislature Votes to Override Governor Hogan’s Veto of ‘Ban the Box’ Legislation”

  1. January 30, 2020 at 12:35 pm, Brian said:

    Does this mean you cannot ask anybody about their criminal past so someone applying to work at a school may have been convicted of child molestation and you can ask him about it

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  2. January 30, 2020 at 3:08 pm, Steve said:

    Would you like to work with a person who was convicted, served time for nearly killing someone? IF they get angry and explode again in the new work place , then attacks you, does the same….maybe killing you. This is just one scenario besides many many others. When do you come up for re-election? NOT
    You are out there!!

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  3. January 30, 2020 at 4:15 pm, Lizzy said:

    A close relative, who has a criminal record was recently rejected by the company Mr Trone touts as a company that “banned the box”, due to their record (misdemeanors). So this is total BS anyway.

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