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New Jersey Law and Public Safety Committee: PASS the New Jersey Opportunity to Compete Act

282
Supporters

The Opportunity to Compete Act seeks to make the job application process more fair for all New Jerseyans searching for jobs. Many Americans have to check a box on a job application that asks if they have a past criminal conviction, and employers often throw out these applications without giving the applications a fair chance. The Act asks employers to conduct criminal background checks after an interview has occurred and a conditional offer of employment has been extended to the job applicant. Allowing New Jerseyans to fairly compete for jobs improves public safety, decreases government spending on corrections and law enforcement, and enhances the economy.

This petition was delivered to:
  • New Jersey Law and Public Safety Committee
  • State Representative
    Gilbert Wilson
  • State Representative
    Charles Mainor
  • State Representative
    Erik Peterson
  • State Representative
    Sean Connors 2
  • State Representative
    Nelson Albano 2
  • State Representative
    Bonnie Watson Coleman
  • State Representative
    Gregory McGuckin
  • State Representative
    Sean Kean
  • State Representative
    Joseph Cryan
  • State Representative
    David Rible
  • State Representative
    Daniel Benson


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