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Tennessee State Senator Sara Kyle’s “Ban the Box” Bill Passes Senate Vote

 

Legislation would eliminate felony question from initial state job applications

Tennessee Senate Democratic CaucusNashville, TN – Tennessee State Senator Sara Kyle’s legislation to eliminate the check box that asks about prior felonies from state job applications passed the state Senate with a 25-7 vote.

“We want ex-offenders who have paid their debt to society to find a job and get back to work,” state Senator Sara Kyle said. “But too often, the stain of a prior felony conviction is an automatic rejection, and many don’t bother to apply. This legislation gives everyone a fair chance to make an impression and land the job that could support a family.”

Tennessee State Capitol

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