Board Bill Number 120 In Session 2019-2020

Ban the Box


The proposed bill would prohibit employers in the City from basing job hiring and promotion decisions on an applicant's criminal history unless the employer can demonstrate its relevance to the job-related decision, and inquiring about an applicant's criminal history until after it has been determined the applicant is otherwise qualified for the position, unless the applicant is part of a final pool of applicants for the job position and all of the applicants are asked. The forgoing would not apply where the employer is required by law or regulation to exclude applicants with certain criminal convictions.



Session: 2019-2020

Primary Sponsors: John Collins-Muhammad

Ordinance: 71074 effective 01/01/2021

Committee: Legislation

Legislative History

Legislative activities for this board bill. Learn more about what these activities mean.

  • 10/04/2019

    First Reading

  • 11/08/2019

    Second Reading

  • 11/15/2019

    Informal Calendar

  • 11/22/2019

    Informal Calendar

  • 12/13/2019


  • 01/10/2020

    Third Reading


01/10/2020 Vote Results

Aye Votes 25
No Votes 0
Final Passage Vote

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Ordinance Number: 71074

Effective Date: 01/01/2021

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