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File #: O-183-13    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/13/2014 In control: Metro Council
On agenda: 3/13/2014 Final action: 3/13/2014
Title: AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE CITY AND ITS VENDORS FROM ENGAGING IN HIRING POLICIES AND PRACTICES AGAINST PERSONS PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED OF CRIMES AND PROHIBITING THE PLACEMENT OF A "CHECK THE BOX" ON CITY JOB APPLICATIONS BY PERSONS HAVING CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS (Amended by Substitution As Amended).
Sponsors: Rick Blackwell (D-12), Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5), David James (D-6), Attica Scott (D-1), Barbara Shanklin (D-2), David Tandy (D-4), Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9), Mary C. Woolridge (D-3)
Attachments: 1. O-183-13 PROPOSED FLOOR AMEND CHECK THE BOX BAN ON APPLICATIONS, 2. O-183-13 COMM AMEND AMENDMENT CHECK THE BOX BAN ON APPLICATIONS, 3. O-183-13 COMM AMEND Clean CHECK THE BOX BAN ON APPLICATIONS, 4. O-183-13 COMM AMEND Marked CHECK THE BOX BAN ON APPLICATIONS, 5. ORD 046 2014
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3/13/20143 Metro Council introduced  Action details Meeting details Video Video
3/13/20143 Metro Council amendedPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
3/13/20143 Metro Council amended  Action details Meeting details Video Video
3/13/20143 Metro Council amendedPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
3/13/20143 Metro Council amendedFail Action details Meeting details Video Video
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3/13/20143 Metro Council    Action details Meeting details Video Video
3/13/20143 Metro Council passed as amendedPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
3/6/20143 Labor and Economic Development Committee recommended for approval  Action details Meeting details Video Video
3/6/20143 Labor and Economic Development Committee amended  Action details Meeting details Video Video
3/6/20143 Labor and Economic Development Committee amended  Action details Meeting details Video Video
3/6/20143 Labor and Economic Development Committee recommended for approvalPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
2/20/20142 Labor and Economic Development Committee    Not available Meeting details Video Video
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2/6/20141 Labor and Economic Development Committee recommended for approval  Action details Meeting details Video Video
2/6/20141 Labor and Economic Development Committee tabledPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
2/6/20141 Labor and Economic Development Committee amendedPass Action details Meeting details Video Video

ORDINANCE NO. __________, SERIES 2014
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AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE CITY AND ITS VENDORS FROM ENGAGING IN HIRING POLICIES AND PRACTICES AGAINST PERSONS PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED OF CRIMES AND PROHIBITING THE PLACEMENT OF A "CHECK THE BOX" ON CITY JOB APPLICATIONS BY PERSONS HAVING CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS (Amended by Substitution As Amended).
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Sponsored By: Council Members Attica Scott, Barbara Shanklin, Mary Woolridge, David Tandy, Cheri Bryant Hamilton, David James, Tina Ward-Pugh, Rick Blackwell

WHEREAS, in 2012, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") issued guidelines urging employers to take into consideration when evaluating job applicants, to consider such factors like: the crime committed, how much time has elapsed since conviction and its relation to an applicant's potential job; in addition states and municipalities that have enacted "ban-the-box" type legislation, have enumerated and adopted a number of similar factors to take into consideration when considering to hire an applicant who is an ex-offender.
WHEREAS, in keeping with the principles of rehabilitation of society's criminal offenders and restorative justice, to ameliorate the effects of massive unemployment amid widespread incarceration, and in an attempt to improve employment prospects in communities, it seems only fair, reasonable, just, and proper that the Louisville Metro Government adopt similar policies in line with other governing bodies throughout the nation to assist in restoring ex-offenders to a productive life in society, rather than relegating our neighbors to a life of unending retribution; and

WHEREAS, there are approximately over 160,000 individuals in Metro Louisville, that have incidents on their criminal record that currently prevent them from gaining suitable employment; and
WHEREAS, it has been the practice of Louisville Metro Government, by and through its Human Resources Department, not to al...

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