CA RSOL strongly supports the passing of AB 218 in the California Legislature. This bill would remove questions about criminal convictions from public job applications, postponing them until later in the hiring process.
Through your support of AB 218, the State of California can begin to unlock employment opportunities for thousands of residents and help them obtain the second chance they deserve, thereby,significantly improving public safety and reducing the current recidivism rate. AB 218 was approved by the Assembly on May 30, 2013, and is now under consideration in the Senate. The bill was approved by the Labor & Industrial Relations Committee on June 26, 2013, and then referred to the Committee on Judiciary, which you lead, before it can be considered by the full Senate.
Attached please see more details about the bill as well as a letter sent to the Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Feel free to use this letter as a guide to express your support for this bill.