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Leggett to Sign “Ban the Box” Legislation

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is scheduled to sign the “Ban the Box” legislation on Nov. 10 at 11 a.m in Rockville.

photo of Ike LeggettBill 36-14 or “Ban the Box” aims to prevent employers to ask about an applicant’s criminal record until the end of the first interview.

According to a press release, the bill removes a barrier for people with criminal records to find employment. However, the law excludes people who hope to work in child care, teaching, or any other position where  state or federal law requires a completed background check.

Montgomery County Councilmember Cherri Branson – lead sponsor of the legislation- along with Councilmember Marc Elrich, Councilmember George Leventhal, and County Corrections and Rehabilitation Director Arthur Wallenstein will join Leggett during the event.


Aline Barros

About Aline Barros

Aline Barros is a multimedia reporter and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at and on Twitter at @AlineBarros2.


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