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General Assembly overrides Hogan's 'Ban the Box' veto

Ban the Box veto override vote
Posted at 12:46 PM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 12:54:53-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WMAR) — The Maryland General Assembly on Thursday voted to override Governor Larry Hogan's "Ban the Box" veto.

Sponsored by Delegate Nick Mosby, the bill passed through both the State House and Senate last year but was eventually vetoed by Hogan.

The bill prohibits Maryland employers with 15 or more full-time workers, from requiring an applicant to disclose their criminal record on a job application.

In 2014 as a Councilman, Mosby was successful in passing a Ban the Box ordinance in Baltimore City.

Other counties including Montgomery and Prince George's County have also since adopted the law.