Two state Democratic state representatives will be presenting a bill Tuesday that could change what job applications look like in Colorado. Its goal is to give people with a criminal history a better chance at landing a job.
The Colorado Chance to Compete Act (HB19-1025) is also known informally across the country as Ban the Box legislation. Rep. Leslie Herod (D-Denver) is one of the sponsors, along with Rep. Jovan Melton (D-Aurora).
"You can't ask if someone has a criminal history on the initial application," Herod said. "Of course employers can ask at other times or run background checks."