The Spokesman Review
By Jim Camden
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 9:33 p.m.
OLYMPIA – Washington employers wouldn’t be able to have prospective workers fill out an application asking if they’ve been arrested under a bill approved Wednesday by the House.
The Fair Chance Act, more commonly known as the “Ban the Box” bill, passed on a mostly partisan vote after supporters said it was important to give people a second chance and opponents said was unfair to businesses.
How they voted
House Bill 1298, the Ban the Box bill, passed on a mostly partisan total of 52-46. Among Spokane-area representatives, Democrats Timm Ormsby and Marcus Riccelli voted yes; Republicans Mary Dye, Jeff Holy, Joel Kretz, Jacquelin Maycumber, Bob McCaslin, Joe Schmick, Matt Shea and Mike Volz voted no.