In 2015, Georgia’s governor signed a Ban the Box executive order prohibiting state agencies from evaluating applicant disclosure of criminal history during the initial application stage. Now, some Georgia lawmakers are calling for an expansion of Georgia’s Ban the Box law.
Although not a traditional Ban the Box law, Georgia lawmakers recently introduced Senate Bill 288, which will allow individuals with a criminal conviction to apply for record restriction following ten years without a further felony conviction. Legislators will vote within a week to decide on the bill’s future.
Hopefully, this bill becomes Georgia’s first step towards achieving statewide Ban the Box.