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KS Governor Signs "Ban The Box" Executive Order

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KS Gov. Jeff Colyer signs a "Ban The Box" executive order today (May 2nd). The order will prevent state agencies from requiring people looking for a job to disclose on applications whether they've been convicted of a crime.

Colyer said the order is designed to help those convicted of crimes to find work after they're released from jail and make them less likely to commit new crimes.  The National Employment Law Project says 31 states have "ban the box" policies in government hiring. 

State agencies will still be allowed to ask about an applicant's criminal history during an interview.  The "Ban The Box" order would not apply to positions that cannot legally be held by convicted criminals.

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