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Texas Legislature 2019

Texas Senate says cities can’t ban employers from asking about criminal history

Austin previously passed a “ban the box” ordinance preventing private employers from asking potential job candidates’ criminal history before extending a conditional job offer. If state Sen. Brandon Creighton’s bill passes, local governments couldn’t implement such laws.

Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, speaks at a press conference on SB 6, 7, and 8. Mar. 6, 2019.

Texas Legislature 2019

The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. 8 to May 27. From the state budget to health care to education policy — and the politics behind it all — we focus on what Texans need to know about the biennial legislative session.

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