Tell Governor Rauner to Sign HB 5341
People with criminal records should not have their past held against them in consideration for employment. Currently petitions to seal records that would have otherwise been granted, are being denied because of outstanding fines, fees, and costs that individuals frequently cannot pay!
HB 5341, the F.A.T.E. (Fair Access to Employment) Bill, removes this barrier of outstanding legal financial obligations from consideration when a person petitions to seal their record. HB 5341 does not excuse anyone from paying their debts. Instead, it will give individuals the opportunity to seal their record and, therefore, increase their likelihood of obtaining a good job to pay their outstanding financial obligations.
Take action now: HB 5341 passed the Illinois General Assembly, and is now on the Governor's desk. Tell the Governor to sign this important bill into law!