Initially slated for a vote on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, the Maryland House of Delegates is now scheduled to vote on the veto override on January 30, 2020. If the veto override succeeds, the lawmakers will override Maryland Governor Lawrence Hogan’s May 24, 2019 veto of the Maryland ban the box law.
Maryland’s Ban the Box law prohibits employers with fifteen or more full-time employees from asking about criminal records on job applications or before initial in-person interviews. Passed in 2019, the law expands the state’s preexisting Ban the Box policy for state hiring to private employment. Notably, the bill passed the General Assembly by wide margins.
Named one of the biggest issues to watch in 2020, the battle for statewide Ban the Box law in Maryland will likely continue. Stay informed by visiting BantheBox.net.