Ban-the-box bill sent to New Mexico governor

by AP News

A bill that would remove criminal history questions from initial job applications in the private sector is headed to the governor’s desk.

The bill from Democratic Sen. Bill O’Neill of Albuquerque cleared the Legislature on a 45-15 vote of the House with all Republicans who were present in opposition.

A similar bill was vetoed in 2017 by former GOP Gov. Susana Martinez.