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Although his press secretary or chief of staff didn't tweet this out as has become the norm, a bill filed by state Rep. Jeramey Anderson should raise some eyebrows in the business community.

The youthful Democrat from Moss Point doesn't want employers to be able to ask if a job applicant has been arrested, charged or convicted of a crime.

Anderson's bill - HB 1146 - would make it an unlawful employment practice "for any employer, except for law enforcement agency positions or positions related to law enforcement agencies, to inquire either orally or in writing whether the applicant has ever been arrested, charged or convicted of any crime..."

The bill has been double referred to the House Workforce Development and Judiciary A committees, meaning it won't likely see the light of day but it is still worth a mention as a #msleg #billoftheday.




Posted January 23, 2017 - 1:24 pm

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