- Associated Press - Friday, March 18, 2016

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont House has passed a bill to “ban the box”- barring employers from asking about an applicant’s criminal history on a job application form.

Supporters say the question still could be asked on an interview, but they want to lessen the chances that employers decline to interview someone based on a yes answer to the question about criminal convictions.

The measure won preliminary approval on Thursday by a vote of 138 to 5, and a final OK on a voice vote Friday. It now goes to the Senate.

Gov. Peter Shumlin supports the measure. Last year, he signed an executive order to ban the box for most state jobs.



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